Are Bleeding Gums a Big Concern of Dental Health?

Posted by Streamside Dental on Feb 24 2022, 10:03 PM

Are Bleeding Gums a Big Concern of Dental Health?

When oral health is given the least priority, it leads to the bleeding of gums. It could be a sign of a dental health condition that you need to check out. 

The following are some of the main causes of bleeding gums: 

  • Gingivitis

The formation of plaque at the gum line is one of the main causes of bleeding gums. If the condition is not treated, it evolves into gingivitis. The gums then become swollen, tender, and then they would be prone to bleed during brushing. Gingivitis leads to gum disease if not treated. This is one of the major problems of tooth loss in adults.

Good dental hygiene is important in managing bleeding gums. Proper brushing and flossing also help in preventing the formation of plaque at the gum line. 

  • Brushing Too Hard

Gum recession and bleeding gums occur when you vigorously brush your teeth. It is, therefore, better to employ a soft-bristled toothbrush. 

  • Periodontitis

An advanced stage of gingivitis often leads to periodontal disease. It can cause the teeth to fall out from their place. It damages the tissue and bone that support your teeth. This causes bad breath, bad taste in the mouth, red and swollen tender gums.

  • Vitamin Deficiency

Gums start to bleed easily due to the deficiencies of vitamin C and vitamin K. Foods rich in vitamin C include citrus fruits, broccoli, strawberries, bell pepper, etc. Lettuce, spinach, kale, olive oil, etc are rich in vitamin K. Follow a diet that is rich in nutrients to stay healthy. 

  • Wearing Dentures That Do Not Fit Correctly

Dentures could scratch your gums and cause sores if they don't fit properly. You must take off dentures before going to sleep. It is also important to clean your dentures while brushing your teeth. This prevents the buildup of plaque and gum inflammation. 

The dentist at Streamside Dental can identify the factors leading to the bleeding of gums and can prevent it from causing severe problems in the future. Visit us at 4592 Streamside Cir E, Vail, Colorado 81657. Contact us at (970) 479-0408 or visit our website for booking an appointment with us.

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