Have you ever notice bleeding gums during toothbrushing? If you did, you should, as soon as possible, go to the dentist.
Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Bleeding Gums
Gum disease, known as a gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), is a chronic settling of bacteria, usually from plaque (tartar) and causes irritation, redness and swelling (inflammation) of your gums and can only be removed by a dentist. On other hand, if dental plaque maintain on your teeth even when you go regularly to the dentist, there is a risk that you will face with swelling inside the oral cavity.
Most people are not even aware that they have gingivitis, because they can’t notice it until they feel strong pain. If with time, this problem is not prevented, it may cause gum disease and ultimately there is danger of loss of teeth and even permanent changes in bone decay. Also, if neglected, it may lead to periodontitis.
These can be serious problem!
Periodontitis is a really serious gum infection which damages the soft tissue and destroys the bone that supports the teeth. Periodontitis can also cause tooth loss or even worse, periodontitis increases the risk of heart attack or stroke and also lead to some other serious health problems.
According to the National Institute of Dental Research, this kind of gum disease can lead to very serious health problems such as heart disease or diabetes also.
One and the only way to preserve your oral health and to avoid gingivitis is a regular oral hygiene. Teeth should be washed at least twice a day with compulsory use of dental floss before going to bed, to prevent the formation of dental scale, or even better, following dentist advice, brush your teeth first thing in the morning and after every meal.
Regular dentist visits are recommended, because it will avoid numerous other dental diseases such as caries.
So, if you gums are bleeding when you brush your teeth, especially for many days in a row, don’t ignore it, visit your dentist.