Have you been noticing a pink tint in the sink when you brush and floss your teeth? First, if you see your dentist regularly and perform good oral hygiene, do not get upset. Bleeding can be caused by several things, not only periodontal disease.
Causes of Bleeding Teeth
The cause of bleeding teeth can be any one or more of the following;
- Poor oral hygiene can allow buildup of tartar, plaque, and bacteria which causes tooth rot and infection
- Wrong toothbrush or brushing too hard
- New flossing routine or flossing the wrong way
- Medications, such as blood thinners can cause your teeth to bleed more easily
- Misaligned teeth
- Poor diet
- Predisposition for gum disease, as 35% of the people are born with a predisposition to inherit periodontal disease
This is why it is so important to have regular checkups with your dentist to monitor your oral health.
What Should I Do If My Teeth Are Bleeding?
If you discover that your teeth are bleeding pay attention to see how often it is happening.
If it continues over any length of time, you can rinse your mouth with lukewarm salt water and use a cold washcloth as a compress on them to stop the bleeding.
As soon as the dentist office is open call and make an appointment be sure to tell them that you are having bleeding that will not stop or that has been happening for several days after brushing and flossing.
Prevent Bleeding Teeth
To prevent bleeding teeth in Ajax, do the following:
- Get regular dental checkups and cleanings
- Use proper oral hygiene of brushing and flossing daily