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5 Ways to Rid Yourself of Bleeding Gums and the Importance of Doing So

Bleeding gums are quite common, believe it or not, and most of us will experience our gums bleeding after brushing or flossing at some point in our lives.

Below, Audubon Dental Center goes over a few ways to get rid of bleeding gums fast, not to mention a few reasons why it’s important to do so.

1.) Brush and Floss 2 Times Daily

Making brushing and flossing a normal part of every day is crucial in maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. Failing to brush regularly can certainly cause your gums to bleed the times when you do decide to brush.

2.) Use a Soft-Bristle Toothbrush

Using a soft-bristle interdental toothbrush will ensure that your teeth and gums get the cleaning they need without adding any extra force to the process. Using a brush with a hard bristle can easily cause your gums to bleed.

3.) Eat Healthy and Hydrate

When we’re eating healthy, hydrating, and practicing healthier habits daily our bodies are more resilient as a result. Nutritional foods often have vitamins and minerals that strengthen our teeth and gums, not to mention help rinse our teeth of acids and contaminants.

4.) Use a Fluoride Mouthwash

Using mouthwash with fluoride will help us clear any debris and remaining bacteria from our mouths after brushing, which will help teeth and gums stay clean throughout the day, limiting chances of bleeding gums occurring.

5.) When in Doubt, Visit the Dentist

If you have bleeding gums that persist, it’s important to call your dentist immediately to schedule a consultation. Bleeding gums happens to be one of the early signs of gum disease. We’ll help you get to the bottom of your oral health problems once and for all at Audubon Dental Center.

Dr. Tamatha Pantano, DMD is one of our practicing family dentists at Audubon Dental Center. She has 10 years of experience helping patients deal with oral health problems, setting our patients up for future oral health success.

Contact Audubon Dental Center today and we’ll set up your consultation. We’re looking forward to helping you perfect your smile!