Bleeding gums is a sign to start taking
care of your gums before gum disease like gingivitis sets in. If we
ignore the signs and do not take proper measures to treat it, then the
bleeding gums can slowly deteriorate and pus pockets will fill up the
gums and your gum will also pull away from the teeth and eventually
cease doing their part to keep your teeth where they belong.
If you follow your dentist's advice to brush, floss, rinse and keep
your appointments for regular checkups, you will not suffer from
dental disease. You need only to spend about 10 minutes a day to keep
your teeth cleaned. That may not seem like a lot of time, but it is
about nine more minutes than most people spend on their daily dental
We should watch our for the below signs and symptoms of bleeding gums;
- Stained toothbrush bristles especially with "pink" color after
- Blood stains on dental floss or toothpick
- Bleeding during or after dental cleaning
and take the necessary actions as below;
- Always brush with a toothpaste containing fluoride.
- Brush and floss teeth two or three times a day, especially after
- If you cannot brush or floss after a meal, rinse mouth with water or
mouthwash such as Listerine or those containing cetylpridinium
chloride or domiphen bromide have been proven effective.or chew
sugarless gum to remove food particles and acids from teeth and gums.
- Conduct proper brushing and flossing techniques. The dentist can
show you these techniques.
- Have your teeth cleaned and checked professionally every six months.
- Our diet plays a very important role in maintaining a healthy gum.
Eat a well-balanced diet high in vitamins A and C (found in yellow
fruits and vegetables, as well as green, leafy vegetables).
- Avoid foods and beverages that are high in sugar content, alcohol
and excessive amounts of sweetened fruit juices or carbonated drinks.
- Do not smoke or use tobacco.
- Regularly follow all of the recommendations for treating bleeding
Consult your doctor if:
- You notice pus near or around the gum line.
- Gums are swollen or bleed at times other than during brushing or
- Your gum recedes or pulls away from your tooth.
- Your teeth become loose or fall out.
- Bridgework or partials begin to fit differently, or your bite feels
out of alignment.
- You have bad breath that will not go away even if you take care of
your dental hygiene.