Swollen or bleeding gums are very common but must be treated as they can be an early sign of gingivitis or other gum disease. Any irritation of the oral cavity can cause a sensation of sensitive gums, so cleaning the teeth is very important and it is necessary to use specific solutions for this problem.
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Symptoms of bleeding gums.
Do your gums sometimes bleed a little when you brush your teeth or floss ?
Gum problems are certainly not to be taken lightly: although sometimes poor dental hygiene can be the main cause, the problems can increase and affect the mucous membranes of the gum line. If you constantly have swollen, red, or bleeding gums, it's important to take action, as these can be a sign of gingivitis, the mildest form of gum disease. However, if it is not treated properly, and in time, it could lead to the most severe form, periodontitis, and cause tooth loss. But don't worry: treating gingivitis is usually quick and easy. As already mentioned, the main symptoms of gum inflammation are swelling of the gums and gum bleeding during tooth brushing. In addition, a fluoride or anti-plaque toothpaste is indicated for these gum diseases, to avoid the appearance of infections. If you notice the presence of blood after brushing your teeth, it is advisable to act immediately to limit and immediately eliminate the ailment.
Causes of bleeding gums.
The causes of swollen and bleeding gums can be different and it is important to find the right one. Some of these are:
Weakened immune system
Hormonal jump caused by pregnancy
Diseases or drugs that inhibit blood clotting thus making it easier for the gums to bleed
Lowering of the immune system
Poor attention to oral care
Too vigorous brushing
The use of a hard bristle toothbrush
Unbalanced diet with lack of vitamins
Remedies for bleeding gums.
Continue your normal daily oral care
Use brush or dental floss
Use a single-tuft or soft-bristled toothbrush
Natural remedies with essential oils and water
Use a special toothpaste for bleeding gums
If your gums are bleeding, don't be scared! The best thing to do is book an appointment with us and we will help you find the best solution. In the meantime, continue with your normal oral hygiene routine, do not interrupt tooth brushing and especially cleaning with the brush or floss to avoid plaque and tartar buildup. In fact, it is precisely in the interdental spaces that plaque tends to accumulate more, where the bacteria responsible for gingival inflammation nestle. If brushing is painful, you could try using a soft toothbrush a single tuft brush and read more about tooth sensitivity. You can relieve the ailment with some natural remedies such as essential oils, diluted in water and used as a rinse, to disinfect and relieve red gums. The essential oil of sage, cloves and mint are recommended. Even aloe vera gel can relieve inflammation when applied directly to inflamed gums.
Prevention of bleeding gums.
To keep your gums healthy, you need to take care of your teeth and gums every day. This means brushing your teeth and flossing daily, making sure you have cleaned every part of the mouth, not only the surface of the teeth but also the interdental spaces and under the gumline to eliminate any trace of bacterial plaque and limit the risk of proliferation. of other bacteria within the dental tissues. Additionally, you will need to have a dental visit twice a year to check for any early signs of gingivitis. In everyday life, moreover, it is advisable not to smoke and not to take alcohol and to follow a well-balanced diet with the right amount of vitamins and mineral salts.