Advice on Caring for Bleeding Gums

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Advice on Caring for Bleeding Gums

Do your gums bleed when you brush and floss your teeth or even when you eat? If so, it’s very important to take better care of your gums. This is a sign that your gums are suffering the consequences of poor oral hygiene. If you’re not careful, you can fall victim to gum disease. In fact, bleeding gums is a symptom of the first stage of gum disease. So, our dentist, Dr. Ryan Gilreath, encourages you to care for your bleeding gums by doing these things:

-Brush regularly: Brush for two minutes each time, which should be every morning and night. As you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and don’t brush too hard. Brushing vigorously can irritate and harm the gums.

-Floss regularly: Floss at least once a day. This is very important because it removes the plaque from between the teeth and along the gumline. So, make sure to clean the smile thoroughly and regularly.

-Attend your checkups: This is very important for the health of your gums as well as your entire smile. The cleaning treatments provided remove the dangerous substances that cause your bleeding gums and other dental issues. It’s very important to professionally remove these substances every six months.

To learn more about how to care for bleeding gums in Goose Creek, South Carolina, please contact Goose Creek Family Dentistry and talk to a member of our dental team. All you need to do is dial 843-764-3081 and we will be more than happy to help you!