Bleeding Gums: Causes and Prevention

Gums might bleed because of something simple, like using the wrong technique when brushing or flossing. Or it could be a sign of a gum disease or a health condition you need to check out.

What causes bleeding gums?

The most common reason for gum bleeding is the buildup of plaque leading to gum disease. Other less common reasons could be:

  • Hormone changes during pregnancy
  • Vitamin deficiency (Vitamin C or Vitamin K)
  • Teeth or gum infections
  • Hard brushing or improper flossing
  • Ill-fitting dental appliances, crowns, etc.
  • Dental injury or surgery
  • Blood cancer (Leukemia)
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Blood thinners use

Step up your oral care if you suffer from gum bleeding. The below tips can help:

  • Brush twice daily with a soft toothbrush and use dental floss regularly
  • Use gentle, circular motions to massageand clean the teeth and gums
  • Use antibacterial mouthwash
  • use soft toothbrush If you have sore gums

It’s important to consult a dentist as early treatment for gum disease can protect your teeth. It can also help to detect any other serious underlying condition which requires medical care.