Stop Bleeding Gums

Written by Christa Gatewood
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Your first step to stopping bleeding gums should be to see a dentist. If your gums are bleeding, most likely you have inadequate dental hygiene that has led to gum disease. You will need to see a dentist so that she can evaluate your level of gum disease and what treatments may or may not be necessary.

Steps to Stopping Bleeding Gums

If the dentist says that you only need to improve your home care regimen, there are a few things you will need to do. First you need to get a thorough professional cleaning to kick start your improved dental care. A deep cleaning will remove plaque and tartar that has accumulated on the teeth and beneath the gum line. Removing this plaque and tartar is essential to stopping gums from bleeding.

The next thing you need to do is address your home dental care needs. You need to brush twice a day at least. If you can brush between meals as well, then all the better. You should choose a toothbrush with soft or medium bristles and a small head. Be sure to brush in a circular manner as well. You will also have to get in the habit of flossing every day. It's best to floss at night just before going to bed so that you don't spend the whole night with plaque and debris between your teeth.

Another good strategy for healing gum disease and thereby stopping bleeding gums is to curb your consumption of sugar. Studies have shown that sugary foods help the growth of plaque. The more often you eat sugary foods, particularly foods with refined sugar, the more plaque will build up. For this reason, you should also brush your teeth after consuming sugary foods.

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