Ignored bleeding gums today could be a grave issue in your future. While bleeding gums sometimes don’t mean much at all, they’re frequently a sign that gums and chompers are suffering from periodontal disease, a condition that can cause lost teeth and major destruction to your jawbone and gums. We want your oral cavity to be healthy always, so we’ve amassed this list so you can maintain your oral health when you’re not in our office.
– The dominant cause of bleeding gums is plaque next to the gumline, which can be cleaned with habitual brushing. Brush your teeth at least twice a day using fluoridated toothpaste.
– Flossing is interesting; it seemingly causes bleeding gums when you begin, but stick with the habit and you’ll see that flossing actually heals your gums by eradicating plaque that’s developed between your chompers.
– Rinsing your mouth with mouthwash, like brushing and flossing, can rinse away infection-triggering plaque. Follow the instructions on the mouthwash bottle if you do choose to use mouthwash.
– Certain medicines can cause bleeding gums, so let Dr. Daniel Holsteen know if you started a new medication and noted bleeding gums soon thereafter.
– Tough toothbrush bristles can harm gums, so make sure that you’re using a soft-bristled toothbrush.
– Finally, lower your intake of sugary foods if you’ve noticed your gums bleeding.
We hope this post has been informative. If you’re anxious about your bleeding gums and would like us to examine them, please call 719-598-3502 to let us know to pencil in a cleaning in our office in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dr. Daniel Holsteen and the team at Mountain Shadows Family Dentistry are ready to support you to amp up your oral health!