Do you ever think there’s anything you should do to protect your teeth and gums? You may already know that flossing and brushing your teeth are extremely important and that you should set up two visits with us every year. You might also know that you contact us as soon as you damage a tooth, such as a broken, dislodged, or broken tooth. However, are you aware that you should also schedule a checkup with us if your gums gums bleed when you clean them?
In reality, bleeding gums could be caused by several factors. For instance, if you brush too hard or use a toothbrush that has hard or frayed bristles your gums may bleed. Buying a brush that has softer bristles could also help you prevent this problem. If you start flossing again after a period of time where you haven’t, your gums may bleed for a couple of weeks. If your gum bleeding lasts longer than a few weeks, we suggest scheduling a checkup with us as soon as you possibly can. Bleeding gums may also be caused by a problem known as gum disease.
While you may already understand that gum disease can be a fairly serious issue, did you know that it’s also fairly common? If you’re dealing with gum disease, it can actually lead to problems such as bad breath, sensitive teeth, shifting teeth, and you could ultimately have to deal with tooth loss. If you’re worried about gum disease, you might be able to address your gum disease by flossing and brushing your pearly whites thoroughly from home or by visiting us for a routine cleaning.
If you would be interested in learning more about dealing with bleeding gums in Carrollton, Texas, please feel free to give Jackson Dental a call at 972-492-1064. Our dentist, Dr. Robert Jackson, and our dental team will gladly answer any questions you might have. We’re excited to hear from you.