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Why are my gums bleeding? Causes and treatment

by Wildsmile

Bleeding gums should not be considered normal, even if it happens occasionally.

If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, it is most likely a gingival disease and if it is not treated, it can lead to more complex diseases such as: BAD BREATH, dental plaque, receding gums or PERIODONTAL DISEASE, which is one of the most common causes of tooth loss.


What causes bleeding gums?

There are several reasons why your gums can bleed, the most important is due to the accumulation of dental plaque, which is nothing more than a bunch of bacteria stuck in your teeth, causing your gums to swell, separate from the tooth and bleed, since it is created an infectious process.

Other causes are bad habits as: brushing your teeth several times per day, bad brushing and flossing technique, the use of toothbrushes with hard bristles and brushing your teeth roughly.


Solutions to stop or prevent bleeding gums

The best solution to stop or prevent this condition is to visit your dentist regularly. He will give you the best treatment to solve your bleeding gums problem. The periodic visit will also be an important factor in prevention. We recommend you the habit of visiting your dentist twice a year.


Finally, remember:


  • - Brush your teeth 3 times a day, softly,
  • - Use medium or soft bristle toothbrushes,
  • - After each brushing, use mouthwash.

All these tips will help your teeth to eliminate the bacteria that cause dental plaque, which is the cause of bleeding gums.

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