What to do if you’ve got bleeding gums

Did you know?

50% of adults suffer from bleeding gums!

Thousands of people around Glasgow suffer from bleeding gums and have simply accepted it as part of their life. 

However, the truth is that bleeding gums are just a symptom of an unhealthy mouth. And, if not treated, could lead to tooth loss.

So, if you’re reading this and have bleeding gums then we strongly suggest you take action.

What are the main causes of bleeding gums?

New Toothbrush

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.”

– Jane Hamilton

Our Advice

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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A dental team you can trust

It takes a lot of trust to allow someone to examine your mouth. Our dental team take the time to get to know you so that you feel relaxed and at ease.

Non-invasive dental treatments

We’ll examine all options before recommending invasive dental treatments. That means less injections, less drilling and happier patients!

We take a long-term approach to your smile

You too can build up healthy habits that result in better oral hygiene, less unwanted surprises and whiter, more attractive teeth for longer.

Patient Testimonials

“I had been looking for a dentist in the Glasgow area for the last year or so to look after my teeth and am so glad that I kept searching – West Dental are phenomenal.”

– Grant Finlay

“Karm is the best dentist! He always makes you feel so welcome, his procedural etiquette is amazing – guiding you through the treatment, what he is doing and checking-in with how it feels, and my teeth are looking so healthy and pearly white!

– Hannah Howie

Dr. Jandoo is an excellent dentist. He makes me feel confident that he’ll always look for the best solution to any dental problem. He is also very approachable, polite and friendly.”

– Hazel Simpson

“Karm is very friendly and professional. He makes you feel at ease being at the dentist. “

– Sandeep Kundi

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