Are Your Teeth Bleeding a Sign of Periodontal Disease

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Have you been noticing a pink tint in the sink when you brush and floss your teeth lately?

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 cause tooth rot and infection
  • Wrong toothbrush or brushing too hard
  • Hormones
  • New flossing routine or flossing the wrong way
  • Medications such as blood thinners can cause your teeth to bleed more easily
  • Stress
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Poor diet
  • Predisposition for gum disease 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 to do if your teeth are bleeding

If you discover teeth bleeding pay attention to see how often it is happening.

If it continues for a length of time that causes you concern you can rinse 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.

Preventing teeth bleeding

Preventing teeth bleeding Ajax like all other places requires the following;

  • Regular dental checkups and cleanings
  • Proper oral hygiene of brushing and flossing daily

A professional dental cleaning twice a year to remove tartar and plaque from your teeth truly helps reduce the risk of bleeding teeth.

 

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