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How to Prevent Bleeding Gums

October 5, 2019

Bleeding gums are common and are one of the first symptoms of gum disease. Some people take it a small issue but they serve as a red flag you should note and consider making a change to your oral health routine. Read on how you can stop bleeding gums.

Brush twice a day

Brushing our teeth twice a day for about two minutes enhances gum health and helps to safeguard us against other oral diseases. Dentists recommend one to use a fluoride toothpaste which has been proved to provide an extra layer of protection.

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Use Flouride Mouthwash

Fluoride mouthwash helps to remove debris from the mouth and prevents the build-up of plaque in on the gums. Using it regularly can help you keep your mouth clean which is beneficial to your oral health. Also, it kills bacteria that causes bad breath. When buying a mouthwash, consider buying one that contains fluoride to give your teeth extra protection.

Use floss

Regular use of floss is an important practice in your oral health routine. The floss reaches areas where a toothbrush cannot reach which helps to remove pockets of plaque and safeguard your gums from dental problems. Recent studies have shown that floss enhances gum health resulting in reduced risk of heart diseases.

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Visiting the Dentist

If your television is not working, you’ll likely call a repairman, right? The same applies to our oral health issues and a dentist. If your gums continue to bleed, it is essential to schedule an appointment with a dentist. At Arrow Dental Centre, we offer gum treatment procedure to restore your health.

Healthy Diet

A healthy diet is essential to your oral health. What you eat can affect your mouth and gum leading to bleeding issues. Also, lifestyle factors such as drinking alcohol can affect the mouth. People who smoke have high chances of having gum disease. As such, it’s absolutely imperative to take a healthy diet and live a healthy lifestyle.

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