Traces of red catch your eye and you realise your gums are bleeding.
This is not entirely uncommon and your instinct might be to dismiss it as normal. But DON’T! Bleeding gums are abnormal and can be your mouth’s way of telling you that something is wrong or needs to be changed. If you see any traces of blood, or feel tenderness or swelling, it is time for a visit to your Deer Park dentist.
Causes of Swelling and Bleeding in Gums
There are many potential for gum issues to arise but the primary one is bacteria building up in the mouth, creating plaque and calculus on the teeth. This leads to bad breath, inflammation, bleeding, and can even result in lost of your teeth. The following are four other reasons your gums could be bleeding and how to address each situation
- Tobacco Use
Gingivitis occurs when gums become inflamed from the buildup of cavity-causing bacteria and plaque. When this happens, even the softest toothbrush can cause gums to bleed. Fortunately, gingivitis is usually avoidable with good oral hygiene habits.
Everybody knows that smoking isn’t good for you and can yellow teeth. But Smoking also deposits toxins on your gums that can make them susceptible to bleeding and periodontal disease. The simple answer is to quit all tobacco products.
Over 400 medications can raise your risk for bleeding gums. If you are taking any medications, be sure your dentist is aware of them.
Treating Gum Issues
The best way to treat gum issues is to avoid them. Prevent plaque buildup by brushing twice a day and flossing at least once. Visit your dentist twice a year, so any plaque or calculus that does built up can be removed.
If you do have tenderness or bleeding, see your dentist immediately. They can clean your teeth and recommend a treatment to restore your gums to health. Treatments can be a simple as a cleaning, work up to scaling and root planing, in serious cases even surgery. Whatever you need, your Smart Smile Dentist will do it safely and comfortably, using the most modern tools and approaches.
Improve Your Smile Today At Smart Smile Dental
To enhance the overall look of your teeth as well as your overall dental health, visit your Deer Park dentist at Smart Smile Dental. We offer a comprehensive range of preventative, general and cosmetic dental procedures to improve the quality of your smile. For gums that need help, to rebuilding that healthy smile, at Smart Smile Dental you experience the benefits of great oral and general health.
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