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Ignored bleeding gums today could be a serious problem in your future. While bloody gums sometimes don’t mean much, they’re frequently an indication that gums and chompers are forming gum disease, a disorder that can cause lost chompers and major hurt to your bones and gums. We want your oral cavity to be healthy always, so we’ve assembled this list so that you can save your oral health when you’re not in our office.

-The dominant cause of bleeding gums is plaque next to the gumline, which can be removed with habitual brushing. Brush your teeth at least twice per day.

-Flossing is unique; it seems to cause bleeding gums when you first start, but stay with the habit and you’ll see that flossing actually heals your gums by eradicating plaque that’s developed between your teeth.

-Rinsing your oral cavity with mouthwash, like brushing and flossing, can wash away infection-triggering plaque. Follow the instructions on the mouthwash container if you do decide to use mouthwash.

-Certain meds can cause bleeding gums, so let Dr. Adrian Huang know if you started a new medication and noticed bleeding gums soon thereafter.

-Hard toothbrush bristles can hurt gums, so make sure you’re using a soft-bristled brush.

-Finally, lower your intake of sugary foods if you’ve noted your gums bleeding.

We hope this post has been informative. If you’re anxious about your bleeding gums and would like us to examine them, please let us know at 801-854-9140 now to set up a cleaning in our office in Provo, Utah. Dr. Adrian Huang and the team at Ninth East Dental are ready to aid you to amp up your dental health!