Dental Hygiene Treatment
What are the causes of bleeding gums and what are the treatment options?
Plaque is sticky residue formed from a mixture of leftover food particles, saliva and bacteria after eating and drinking. Without proper oral hygiene after meals this plaque can accumulate at the base of teeth and lead to a condition known as ‘ Gingervitis’- an inflammatory disease that can cause the gums to become swollen and bleed when brushed or flossed or even while eating harder foods. Plaque that is allowed to continually build up on the gum line will harden into tartar leading to an increase in pain and bleeding from a more advanced form of gum disease known as ‘Periodontitis’ Early intervention is key for treating bleeding gums and the conditions that accompany them. Good oral hygiene includes effectively brushing after each meal, using an antibacterial mouth rinse and flossing between your teeth to reach trapped food particles and bacteria before it develops and causes damage. Regular dental checkups are important for a closer assessment the condition of your teeth and gums.