Cure Bleeding Gums

Written by Christa Gatewood
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The most common cause of bleeding gums is poor oral care and gum disease. There are some other medical conditions, however, for which bleeding gums are a symptom. These conditions include, but are not limited to diabetes, leukemia, vitamin deficiency, and other bleeding disorders. If you suspect that your bleeding gums may indicate one of these conditions you should seek medical attention.

If you think your bleeding gums are a result of your poor dental care regimen, however, a cure may be a lot simpler. Simply put, the cure for bleeding gums caused by gum disease is to keep your mouth clean. Bacteria build up in your mouth during the day in plaque that accumulates on the teeth. Those bacteria, if left in the mouth too long, will infect your gums. Infected gums become swollen, red, and bleed.

Curing Bleeding Gums with Home Care

Curing that infection is as simple as killing the bacteria in the mouth. This is done when you brush away and floss away the plaque the bacteria live in. Brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day are recommended to sufficiently remove plaque. While you may think brushing is enough, it is estimated that brushing may only remove 60 percent of plaque. Flossing is crucial to removing plaque from between teeth and beneath the gum line.

Additionally, antiseptic mouthwashes or natural essential oil products can be used to kill any remaining bacteria. It's a good idea to incorporate a bacteria neutralizing product into your routine. After all, it's impossible to remove all of the plaque, so at least you can kill the harmful bacteria.

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