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BLEEDING GUMS

Most Common cause: 

Bleeding gums most often caused by harmful plaque and the millions of bacteria in it found at or around the gum line being left to develop gingivitis. It is a mild form of gum disease and may require treatment and improve our hygiene to help eliminate it. If left untreated it leads to a more serious form of gum disease called periodontitis. It can cause tooth and bone loss. It is linked to more serious health concerns including an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Other causes:

Lack of vitamin C and K and blood disorders like hemophilia, leukemia inflamed gums may be due to pregnancy stress and some medications like antidepressants blood thinners increase the gum disease.

How to stop bleeding

See your dentist at first sign of trouble for a periodontal evaluation. She will prescribe very aggressive dental care that should get your gums healthy again

Prevention 

  • Brush twice daily with a soft-bristle 
  • Floss once daily if required 
  • rinse with mouthwash 
  • Regular dentist visit for plaque and tartar removal.

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