How to Prevent Bleeding Gums

There are a lot of things that can happen with your dental care. One of the more unpleasant dental issues is bleeding gums. Sometimes people can have such severe bleeding gums it prevents them for following any dental care routines at all.

Luckily there are a few things can could be causing the discomfort – if any of the following might relate to you and your gums be sure to see your dentist.

  • Brushing to hard could be a cause of gum bleeding. Adding a lot of pressure can be harsh on your gums and simply isn’t necessary for a good cleaning. You can help alleviate pressure by brushing with your non-dominant hand.
  • If you brush your teeth any differently than in an up and down or circular motion you are brushing incorrectly. This could be another cause of gum bleeding.
  • One thing people don’t think about is the actual brush they are using. Most people don’t realize it but majority of people need to use a soft-bristled brush. Try switching up your toothbrush to see if it helps remove some discomfort.
  • Sometimes just simply not brushing enough can cause your gums to bleed. If this is the case it can take up to a week until your mouth is used to being scrubbed and brushed at.

If none of these seem to help solve your bleeding gums it is recommended that you see a dental professional immediately. Unable to solve the bleeding issue may mean you have an infection called Gingivitis or Periodontitis that needs to be treated right away.

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