Stop Your Bleeding Gums for Good
- Posted on: Dec 15 2014
Do your gums feel swollen, red or even bleed on occasion? Does the bleeding occur most often after you brush or floss your teeth? Did you know that even a slight amount of bleeding during brushing or flossing could be a sign of early gum disease? In fact, many Americans suffer from gum disease and do not even realize it.
Gum disease, in its earliest stages is known as Gingivitis. Gingivitis, when treated promptly can be completely cured or reversed. Additionally, Gingivitis can be effectively treated through better at home dental hygiene and care.
The most effective way to stop those early signs of gum disease, including bleeding gums, is to be more diligent with brushing and flossing at home. Not only should you brush your teeth after every meal but you should brush your teeth for 2-3 minutes at a time. This may seem simple enough, but most patients only brush their teeth for a number of seconds – and don’t even realize it! Be sure to brush in a circular motion, paying close attention to brushing your gum line thoroughly.
Follow up each brushing with flossing in order to remove hard to reach debris from between your teeth and to strengthen your gums. This may cause more bleeding of the gums to start, but will soon strengthen the gums to the point that they stop bleeding completely.
If you believe that you may suffer from gum disease or have other questions regarding your at home dental care routine – contact Wylie Dental Care for more information or assistance today.
Posted in: General Dentistry