How Do I Prevent Bleeding Gums?
posted: Aug. 31, 2021.
We often overlook the importance of healthy gums and focus only on the teeth. If you are noticing that your gums are bleeding, it may be due to gum disease. The bleeding can be mild or severe depending on the severity of gum disease. Sometimes your gums bleed when you brush too hard or floss incorrectly. Our dentists, Dr. Charlyn Wilson, and Dr. Nishel Patel offer preventive dentistry services in Germantown, TN, at Wilson Dental Care.
Why do my gums bleed?
To prevent bleeding from gums, we have to understand why it occurs. Bleeding gums usually occurs when the gums get irritated by the hard food deposits known as calculus. Patients with diseases like AIDS, cancer, and diabetes may also experience bleeding gums. Some medications and hormonal changes can also contribute to swollen and bleeding gums. Seek preventive dentistry services at Wilson Dental Care during your dental checkup in Germantown, TN, to help prevent bleeding from gums.
Preventive dentistry for healthy gums
You can take care of your teeth and gums by following a simple and effective oral hygiene routine. Brush twice a day and don't forget to floss once daily. Dental checkups are mandatory once in 6 months to evaluate the health of your teeth, gums, and oral tissues. Even if you brush and floss daily, you may still get calculus on the teeth. The dentist will clean the teeth and remove the calculus during the checkup. You may also want to check if your brushing or flossing technique is correct. It is beneficial to quit smoking and using tobacco if you want healthy gums and teeth.
Bleeding gums are a cause of concern and should not be ignored. To know more about our services in preventive dentistry, schedule an appointment with our dentists, Dr. Charlyn Wilson and Dr. Nishel Patel at Wilson dental care in Germantown, TN, by calling (901) 751-1100 today