7 Ways To Heal Bleeding Gums

Excerpt: Bleeding gums are not a good thing. There is no healthy reason for your gums to bleed if they...
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Bleeding gums

Bleeding gums may be a result of a number reasons, including bacterial infection. Bleeding gums are also a symptom of gingivitis, if your gums bleed, you should definitely consider making a dental appointment.

Bleeding gums are not a good thing. There is no healthy reason for your gums to bleed, if they bleed consistently, or they have done so every now and again, it’s time to get your dentist to check on their health. If they just started bleeding and it’s the first time you noticed it may not be a reason for immediate panic. Just make sure to improve your oral hygiene and pay more attention. If the issue is still not reversed then you need help.

How Can I Stop My Gums From Bleeding?

Excellent oral hygiene

This will always be the first line of defense for almost any dental issue, however, it’s especially relevant when dealing with healthy/unhealthy gums. Bleeding gums can be an early indicator of gingivitis. You also may have too much plaque and or tartar build-up which can cause irritation in the gums.  If your gums have receded, or appear to be puffy these are also significant signs that you have oral health issues.

 

If you’re concerned about your gums, our advice is always to speak to a trusted professional before going to Dr. Google.

Quit Smoking And Other Tobacco Products

There has been more than enough research done to show that consuming tobacco is an unhealthy habit. There’re numerous impacts on your health, the environment, and those around you. On top of this smoking, or chewing tobacco will almost definitely destroy your teeth eventually. Even if they’re not severely impacted, you will have yellow staining from the smoke. You will have a greater chance of getting gum disease, and the worst-case scenario is oral cancer, this could result in actual facial tissue removal. 

If you quit smoking, you could avoid all these issues, and it will save you thousands of dollars per year. If you live in Canada, and smoked a pack a day on average, assuming you paid around $12 for a pack of cigarettes, that would be about $4,380 per year saved. If that’s not enough of an incentive, what would be?

Use A multivitamin

Multivitamins are becoming increasingly recommended by health professionals. You can think of them as insurance for your health. It can be difficult for most people to consume all the proper vitamins and minerals that they may need. A multivitamin will help mitigate this fact, if you do buy them, try to buy solid pills instead of gummies. Gummies generally tend to be inconsistent in dose, even in the most trusted brands. If you have a sensitivity to a certain vitamin it may be too much for your system. If you need somewhere to start we recommend the Allmax Nutrition – VITAFORM – Premium (this post is not sponsored by Allmax, it is just a trusted brand and vitamin). However, most solid pill multivitamins will be fine for the average person. Try talking to a doctor to see which one is right for you.

Eat Fewer Carbohydrates

You know all those foods like candy, pizza, fries, etc. They taste great, but they have lots of sugar in them, both natural and added sugars. They also have a little nutritional benefit which compounds the problem. When you eat sugary foods (mainly high-carb foods), the bacteria in your mouth will eat the sugar and produce acid which is damaging to your teeth. You don’t need to stop eating them: everything in moderation, including moderation. You should eat fewer of them though, or clean your teeth more vigorously when you do eat them.

Regular dental checkups

You should make an effort to go see your dentist twice a year minimum for regular checkups. The dentist can advise you on how good your oral care has or hasn’t been, and quite often this will be good motivation for someone to keep their routine up. If your dentist doesn’t have anything recommended for you to improve on that’s a great sign, but it will probably take some helpful advice to get there.

The hard truth

If your gums are bleeding, you probably could have prevented this problem already, but now that it is an issue it’s time to solve it or it will only get worse. Don’t be embarrassed or ashamed if you have gums that could be healthier, this happens to everyone. Improving gum health is difficult but imperative. Think of your oral health routine like a gym workout. Brushing your teeth for one day won’t make an impact, but brushing your teeth every day will.
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