What causes bleeding gums?

What causes bleeding gums?

While brushing your teeth you may sometimes notice blood on your toothbrush. Ypu may also notice this when eating apple, etc. But why is this happening?

Usually gums bleed because of gingvitis – inflammation of gums. Gingvitis is caused by plaque that are not cleaned from your teeth, also by dental calculus. If these factors are not removed, gingival inflammation may progress to a more complex form – periodontitis.

Soft plaque can be removed by brushing and flossing your teeth regularly every day twice a day. Meanwhile, heard plaque – dental calculus – must be removed by your dentist, during professional oral hygiene.

Here are eternal good oral hygiene rules:

  • Use a right toothbrush
  • Brush your teeth correctly (especially carefully along the tooth and gum line(
  • Change your tooth brush regularly (every three months)
  • Use dental floss
  • Brush your teeth 2 time per day at least for 2 minutes
  • Use a mouth rinse (optional, but recommended)

Many people are scared of seeing blood and don’t brush that particular area for a while. However, it’s necessary to brush it, otherwise you will experience a vicious circle – uncleaned palque will lead to bleeding.

Consult your dentist if bleeding persists. This will help to avoid more serious problems.


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