How to avoid bleeding gums

Dra. Libertad Caro
Specialist in Periodontology and Dental Implantology

Gum problems are quite common among the population. In the majority of cases, these problems tend to be bleeding, inflammation or soreness: symptoms of periodontitis and gingivitis that we are often unaware of. Periodontitis is the first cause of tooth-loss for those generally aged 35 and over.

Today we´ll give some very useful advice on how to enjoy healthy gums:

A rigorous brushing regime

Brushing correctly isn´t easy and few patients have actually been shown the most recommended technique. Normally, after several explanations, it´s possible to master a good brushing technique. This is a highly recommended practice, given that it is the best treatment for avoiding bleeding gums.

Use floss or interproximal brushes

Both of these help to eliminate bacteria in between teeth and avoid the production of harmful toxins that can cause inflammation of the gums. This is one of the habits that people find the hardest to keep up, however if we are consistent, it will become one of the best remedies for the prevention of bleeding gums.

Use mouthwash and antiseptic toothpastes

These have also proved to be efficient in controlling inflammation of the gums. As for mouthwashes, it´s usually more of a complement to oral hygiene than the main tool; if you ever wonder how to relieve bleeding gums.

Eat foods that benefit your mouth

There are a wide variety of foods that can improve your gum health, from kiwis to red wine. Each one has properties that protect your teeth and gums.

Visit the dentist regularly

Visiting the dentist and having a “deep” cleaning helps to eliminate bacteria that the patient hasn´t been able to reach with regular brushing. In turn, it facilitates the detection of early signs of bone deterioration around the teeth, caused by bleeding gums.

All of these tips are important and deserve special attention. If we are consistent and manage to get into a good routine, we can achieve good periodontal health. However, if you´re already experiencing one of these conditions, at Clinica Pronova we´ve got specialists in the treatment of gum problems that can help to ease your symptoms.

Right now, your first consultation is free. Don´t hesitate – book your appointment.

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