Avoid bleeding gums through proper dental care
Avoiding bleeding gums and associated gum disease requires consistent and thorough dental care. However, optimal dental care extends far beyond simple tooth brushing and encompasses a wide range of measures, from the careful selection of appropriate dental care products, to the correct brushing technique for cleaning the spaces between the teeth, to the maintenance of healthy oral flora and oral mucosa.
Thorough brushing undoubtedly plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy gums and teeth. It removes plaque that accumulates on the visible surfaces of the teeth and is crucial for thorough oral hygiene and the prevention of bleeding gums. Whether you use a manual toothbrush or an electric toothbrush, you should choose a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid hurting your gums and damaging the sensitive gum line.
However, brushing alone is not enough. Flossing or interdental brushes should be part of your daily routine as they help to clean the hard-to-reach spaces between teeth. This is crucial as this is often where food debris and bacteria build up, which can cause both bleeding gums and tooth decay.
Choosing the right toothpaste can also make a significant difference. A toothpaste with fluoride can help strengthen tooth enamel and reduce the buildup of plaque. Some toothpastes also contain antibacterial ingredients that help control the growth of harmful bacteria in the mouth. For optimal prevention of dental disease, we recommend our Whitening Toothpastes, especially Anti-Plaque Toothpaste, which prevents plaque formation with natural ingredients, effectively minimising the risk of diseased teeth and gums.
Regular use of mouthwashes can also help reduce bacteria in the mouth and prevent gingivitis. They provide an extra layer of cleaning, especially in areas that are difficult for toothbrushes and floss to reach. You can also try rinsing your mouth with warm salt water. However, you should keep in mind that mouthwashes should not replace brushing and flossing, but should only be a supplement to daily oral hygiene.
In addition to these care practices, a healthy diet also plays an important role in maintaining healthy oral flora and preventing bleeding gums. A diet rich in vitamins and minerals and low in sugar can help keep your teeth and gums healthy. Crucial to this is the inclusion of Vitamins C and K, as vitamin deficiencies can be possible causes of bleeding gums. Vitamin C aids in maintaining the health of your gums while Vitamin K is essential for blood clotting. So ensure your diet is balanced and rich in these vitamins, to complement your oral hygiene practices for a comprehensive approach to preventing gum disease.