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What Causes Bleeding Gums and How to Treat Them?

It is essential to understand that bleeding gums are not typical and are a sign that it is time to visit your local dentist. For example, if you bite into hard foods (such as an apple) and begin to bleed, this is a warning sign. If you also easily bleed while brushing and flossing, it is time to take action!

What Causes Bleeding Gums?

According to data from the Fourth National Oral Health Epidemiological Survey, the detection rate of gingival (gum) bleeding among people aged 35-44 in my country is as high as 87.4%. Bleeding gums are usually caused by gum inflammation or infection from surrounding bacteria. Left untreated, this can quickly develop into full-blown periodontal disease.

Although bleeding gums are caused mainly by the irritation of dental plaque and calculus, there is another type of bleeding that occurs without irritation or slight irritation, which may be related to other diseases in the body. Of course, there are other external factors for bleeding gums, like poor restorations, oral or facial trauma, and vitamin deficiencies. Systemic causes are relatively rare, but you should find a dentist if you have gum problems!

How to Treat Bleeding Gums?

Most bleeding gums require active treatment of periodontal disease, timely removal of calculus, and tooth scaling every six months or year. At the same time, it is also necessary to learn basic oral hygiene practices, including developing a thorough brushing and flossing regimen.

Key Takeaway

Bleeding gums are a warning sign that something is wrong. The best action you can take is to visit your local dentist. In addition, it is essential to develop a thorough oral hygiene regimen that includes brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once. The good news is you do not have to live with bleeding gums. There are treatments available to help!


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