Bleeding gums, also known as “gingivitis” is a condition where your gums bleed. It is usually because of plaque sticking in your gum line for several days. Plaque contains many microorganisms that attack your healthy gums. This will cause the gums to get inflamed, which may cause them to bleed when brushing and flossing. Additionally, it might also cause bad breath.
It may also be caused as a result of the excessive and vigorous brushing and maybe because of your ill-fitting dentures.
Sometimes, bleeding gums may also occur due to underlying conditions such as periodontitis (an advanced form of gum disease), Vitamin C deficiency, and lack of platelets (that helps in clotting of blood).
Bleeding gums, when identified in the early stages, can be easily treated by simple cleaning (also known as “scaling”) and polishing methods.
You can prevent your gums from bleeding by maintaining good oral hygiene. To maintain good oral hygiene, you will need to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes.
In addition to brushing your teeth twice daily, it is also important for you to visit your dentist for regular check-ups every six months.
In smile dental clinic, doctors are experts in treating bleeding gums and make you smile openly without any fear and hesitation. They will also teach you the proper technique of brushing and tell you the importance of your mouthwash suitable for you to prevent plaque.
If left the bleeding gums unattended, it may lead to advanced conditions like periodontitis which cannot be simply treated by brushing and scaling.