Solutions To Common Dental Problems
Are your gums sore and bleeding?
This may occur when brushing or is associated with sore teeth or gums. Your gums may bleed without brushing, or you feel they are bleeding for no reason.
Bleeding gums may be a small issue or may indicate that there is something more that needs to be investigated.
Healthy gums are generally not inflamed, tender, swollen or bleeding. If your gums bleed, it is best to have them checked out.
FAQs About Bleeding Gums
Preventative Dentistry and Bleeding Gums
You can minimise or prevent your gums bleeding by ensuring you maintain good oral care practices and dental health. These include:
- brushing you teeth twice daily and flossing to remove plaque from teeth and gum lines
- have a professional deep cleaning twice a year
- using a soft toothbrush that is less abrasive and is gentle on the gums. Vigorous brushing can damage the delicate tissues in the gums
- ensure an effective brushing technique. Your technique should be gentle and the brush rotated in a circular motion. It is important not to damage your tooth’s enamel. Soft bristles and a gentle technique will minimise aggravation of the gums and avoid redness, swelling and gum recession. Consult with your dentist to get advice on brushing and flossing and the right technique for you.
If your gums bleed you should have the health of your gums reviewed and have professional treatment.
The only way to determine the cause of your bleeding gums is through an examination.
To find out more about treating your bleeding gums, call our friendly staff at Woodville & Seaton Dental Clinic on (08) 8268 5422 or request an appointment online.