What are the main causes of bleeding gums?
Switching from a soft-bristled toothbrush to a firm brush may also result in gums that bleed.
New Flossing Routine
If you have begun to floss more frequently to help remove food and plaque from between your teeth, then you may notice some bleeding.
Build Up Of Plaque
Plaque on your teeth and at the gumline that is not removed by brushing and flossing can infect the gums and cause bleeding and swelling.
“Every time I brushed, my gums would bleed. I was beginning to panic! I scheduled a session with the West Dental team and they solved it right away.”
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How to stop them from bleeding:
Step 1: Remove the plaque
The easiest way to stop your gums from bleeding is to remove the plaque that’s attacking them. A thorough floss and brush every night will achieve this.
Step 2: Visit a dentist
Sometimes, the plaque will have cemented itself onto the your teeth making it difficult to remove with flossing and brushing alone. A trip to the dental hygienist will help get rid of this.
Step 3: Reduce stress levels
Stress has been shown to be one of the factors which can exacerbate gum disease. By finding ways to relax, this will help reduce your symptoms.
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