Bleeding gums are one of the most common ailments and one of the most overlooked issues related to oral he alth. Bleeding gums are often trying to indicate the presence of another he althy problem or condition. What are the most common causes of swollen and bleeding gums?
You have gingivitis
Plaque that accumulates on tooth enamel can be the cause of bacterial inflammation of the gums. Inflamed gums are not always painful, which is why this condition is often ignored.
Untreated, it can lead to more serious consequences such as periodontal disease, characterized by tissue destruction and tooth loss. Pay attention when brushing or flossing your teeth to see if they leave any bloody marks on the gums. Good oral hygiene can 100% prevent gingivitis.
Smokers are at a higher risk of bleeding gums. Periodontal disease is also more common in people who smoke. The unhe althy substances you ingest with cigarette smoke harm oral he alth. Smokers have a lower immune response to infections as well as poorer blood supply, factors that can cause bleeding gums.
You are eating unhe althy
A varied and he althy diet is key to gum he alth. Consuming enough vitamins, minerals and protein is important not only to have a he althy body, but also to have he althy and non-bleeding gums. Every day, you should consume the so-called “miracle foods” that keep teeth and gums clean and he althy. Eat more apples, carrots, cucumbers, don't forget about dairy foods, he althy fish and green tea, which naturally cleans the teeth.
Hormonal changes during menstruation or pregnancy also increase the chance of bleeding gums. In some women, with the onset of the monthly cycle, the problem of bleeding gums is also observed. Hormonal problems also increase the chance of periodontal disease.
Bleeding gums as a result of taking some medications
Some medications can increase the risk of bleeding and swollen gums, such as blood pressure medications. Other medications can cause dry mouth which is also a prerequisite for gum problems.
Decreasing the flow of saliva in the mouth is the reason for not washing away food residues, as well as a problem in neutralizing the acids in the mouth. That is why you should not allow dryness in the oral cavity. Drink more water, chew gum, suck a piece of lemon.
You have poor oral hygiene
If your oral hygiene is low, the toothbrush has a harder bristle, you don't use floss to clean your teeth and dental water, all this is a prerequisite for bleeding on the gums. Soft toothbrush bristles are recommended when you have a gum problem Check the brush packaging for the degree of hardness of the bristles.