Effective Ways to Stop Bleeding Gums!

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Do you notice a pink or reddish stain when brushing your teeth in the sink or when you’re eating hard food? A pink or reddish stain is a sign of blood, which is caused by bleeding gums. Bleeding gums sometimes happens when you’re brushing or flossing too hard. Moderate to severe bleeding cases means that there’s a more serious underlying conditions occurring in your mouth or your body. It could be Leukemia, vitamin deficiency, or infection and dental problems like tartar buildup or gum disease.

If you’re experiencing gum bleeding, here are some of the effective methods that you can do to stop it:

Go to the dentist right away; It is the most effective way to prevent bleeding gums. Don’t wait until you have a severe form of bleeding gums before you consult your dentist. The earlier the problem is managed, the better outcome received in the shortest possible time. Also, the buildup of plaques that forms tartar can only be eradicated entirely in a dental clinic.

  • If you have periodontal disease, the chances are high that you may need to do periodontal therapy. In some cases, dental surgery may be required if all means of treatment were already tried.
  • Hard brushing can cause bleeding gums. Use soft bristle toothbrush and brush at least 2 minutes twice a day. Also, floss once a day and make sure you reach beyond the gum line to remove more dirt.
  • Don’t use mouthwash when you’re experiencing gum bleed. Mouthwash can dry your mouth. You can use hydrogen peroxide or water with salt to clean your teeth and mouth.
  • When your gum is bleeding, apply cold compress immediately to stop the bleeding.
  • Lastly, eat a well-balanced diet. Avoid sugary drinks and food.

If you have bleeding gums, visit us at Niagara Periodontics as soon as you can. Our experts will help treat your bleeding gum problems.

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