Dr. Stephen Eric Enriquez
12 Hudson Valley Professional Plaza, Newburgh NY, 12550
Bleeding gums can be a serious dental problem so that is why it is very important for this problem to be addressed as soon as it appears. Bleeding happens for a reason and usually that reason is the gums being injured by different factors. No matter the cause of your bleeding gums, you need to see your dentist and get proper treatment. Sometimes bleeding gums can lead to periodontal disease and in that case your dentist will know the best action that should be taken. If your bleeding gums are not caused by something serious, then your dentist will recommend several things you can do to improve your overall oral hygiene. Sometimes changes in your daily dental routines can lead to quick improvement. Follow the following advice and you will have healthy and strong gums.
One of the first and easiest things you can do to prevent your gums from bleeding is to use a soft toothbrush for brushing your teeth. Hard toothbrushes can damage the tissue of your gums and your teeth enamel. That will make your gums additionally vulnerable, so it is better for you to buy and use softer toothbrush. Using soft toothbrush is not enough, but you also have to brush your teeth properly by using correct brushing techniques. Correct brushing involves brushing your teeth very gently by using circular movements over your gums and teeth for a few minutes.
Using a good mouthwash solution and doing regular daily flossing are two other very important things to do. The mouthwash must be free of alcohol because that can irritate the gums. When it comes to flossing, this is very important for making your gums stronger. When you just start to floss for the first time you may experience some smaller pain or your gums may start to bleed, but that is normal. When you strengthen them enough over time they will stop to bleed and your gums will become much healthier.
Besides doing all the mentioned things, last but not least important thing to do is to follow a good diet and avoid smoking. Cigarettes contain all kinds of strong chemicals that can damage both your teeth and gums. When it comes to diets, make sure you avoid foods and drinks that contain high levels of sugar. Sugars can lead to accumulation of plaque which will eventually lead to bleeding gums and other gum problems.