17 Apr You Can’t Refute The Evidence
It could just mean that you’re brushing too hard or it could be something more but if you notice that your gums are bleeding on a regular basis you should not ignore it, the something more could be the start of gum disease. “Pink in the sink” is the nice way of describing it but there is nothing nice about periodontitis. If you catch it in time however gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, can be treated successfully.
Plaque buildup can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. You can’t keep plaque from forming but It is essential that you remove it by brushing twice a day and flossing at least once, but if you’re gums are irritated you may want to change the game plan. If you know that you are eating something that is going to stick to your teeth, especially if it’s something sweet, brush or floss right away.
If you are faithful to a regimen of good oral health habits but your gums still bleed when you brush take it easy, brush gently with a soft bristle toothbrush. The same goes for flossing, don’t put too much pressure on the flossing string and don’t try to force it between your teeth. If you’re having trouble ask your dental hygienist to give you some tips on how to floss for the best results.
Brushing and flossing is super important in the fight against dental disease but it has to be followed up with regular professional care. Make your next appointment with Fit To Smile in Englewood @ 303-762-8046 or in Highlands Ranch @ 303-683-2300.