Do your gums bleed excessively when you brush or floss them? When you come back from the dentist's office, does your mouth look raw and wounded?
We see many patients who are dealing with bleeding gums. There can be a few different causes for this, but the most common by far is gingivitis. The initial stages of gum disease involve gum tissue that is inflamed and bleeds easily.
Regular Dental Hygiene
The first thing you should focus on is making sure that you engage in regular dental hygiene. This simple step can help ward off gum disease and can even reverse it when it is only in the beginning stages. By brushing after every meal and flossing every day, you can help keep your gums from bleeding. If they have already started bleeding, these regular practices will help them to heal.
Come See Us
You should also be sure that you come see us right away. We can take a look at your gum tissue and tell you whether it is something that is serious or not. What's more, we can help give you pointers on keeping your teeth and gums clean, and we can answer any questions that you might have.
In some cases of advanced gum disease, you should be aware that it is not enough to just start brushing and flossing regularly. If your gum disease has passed a certain point, you will have to have professional intervention to stop it.
If this sounds like you, it is imperative that you come see us as quickly as you can. The longer you wait, the worse things will get. We're here to help you, and we look forward to helping you get a healthy, happy smile back.
So give us a call, or drop by the office. We are here to help you!
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