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How to Stop Bleeding Gums
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How to Stop Bleeding Gums and Improve the Health of the Gums

The first sign that you have gum disease is bleeding. Don’t get panic when you find your gums bleeding, there are some steps that can be done to deal with bleeding gums. The first thing to do is, of course, trying to stop the bleeding. How to stop gum from bleeding? First of all, put an ice pack over the gums. If ice packs are too cold, a cold compress can be an alternative. It helps reduce the blood flow. Anytime you want to brush your teeth, remember not to brush them vigorously. Also, look at your toothbrush. Bleeding can be caused by a hard bristle of your toothbrush. So, buy a new toothbrush with soft nylon bristle. For your information, brushing too hard can cause many problems such as bleeding, swelling, gum irritation, and tooth enamel damage. Perform a gentle circular motion instead of hard back-and-forth motion.

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How to Stop Your Gum From Bleeding

Besides proper brushing, flossing should be also done properly and carefully at least once a day otherwise it can irritate your gums. The correct way to floss your teeth is by flossing gently, forming a U-shape and following the teeth’s curve. Do not forget to reach the teeth at the back. In addition to brushing and flossing, you can use mouthwash to kill bacteria in your mouth. Mouth washing can also help freshen up your mouth. It is recommended to use alcohol-free mouthwashes because alcohol can make your mouth dry. A dry mouth is prone to irritation and bleeding. Alternatively, you can use salt water to rinse the mouth.

Brushing and flossing are very crucial to improve your gums health, preventing the health from bleeding. However, they are not enough to improve your oral health. You also need to eat a healthy diet. Eat a lot of foods contained minerals and vitamins such as vegetables, fruit, and whole grains. Calcium also plays a role in making your body stay healthy especially in preventing plaque buildup. Milk, cheese, and other dairy products are rich in calcium. While calcium can clear bacteria from the mouth, sugar contributes to plaque. Therefore, foods contained much sugar must be avoided. Another thing to avoid is smoking. Cigarettes contain toxins that are harmful to your body including your teeth and gums.

For improved gums health, visit your dentist once in six months or more if you already have gum or dental problems. Visiting dental office is important because only your doctor who can examine your teeth and gums using medical devices so early signs of gum disease can be known promptly. The dental office is also a place where you can clean plaque and tartar completely. In addition, you can have a consultation with your dentist about anything related to oral health.

Now that you know how to stop and prevent gum bleeding, it is important to find out what causes bleeding gums. Gum disease can be caused by a number of factors. The most common reason that causes this problem is poor or improper oral hygiene. Other reasons are hormonal changes, medical conditions, and nutrition deficiency.

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