There is a common misconception that it’s normal for your gums to bleed while brushing and flossing and that even those with perfectly healthy gums experience bleeding sometimes. While it is common to see some blood during your oral health regimen, and it doesn’t necessarily mean anything serious, it does indicate that your gums may not be as resilient as they could be and need some extra attention.
Essentially, a sign of bleeding means that your gums are vulnerable to a bacterial infection and could be the first sign of gum disease. You can see it as an early warning sign from your gums telling you that you may need to make some slight shifts in your oral care routine or lifestyle choices.
First of all, let’s take a look at why people experience bleeding gums.
Why are my gums bleeding?
Bleeding gums are almost always caused by a build-up of plaque that usually builds up around your gumline and teeth. Plaque is a harmful biofilm formed by bacteria that have colonized the gumline and live off the sugars and carbohydrates in foods, which then release acidic wastes. If plaque isn’t removed on a daily basis, it begins absorbing minerals from saliva and hardens into tartar or calculus, which is harder than bone and can be removed only by using metal implements.
Once plaque has become mineralized into acid-soaked tartar, the acidic wastes that the plaque colony gives off lead to gums becoming irritated and inflamed, forming microscopic lesions, causing them to bleed when brushing, flossing, or eating crisp food. Plaque build-up is happening continuously, so it’s vital that we keep removing it on a regular basis, especially before it starts to mineralize into calculus (tartar).
But despite these not-so-pleasant realities of experiencing bleeding gums, we’ve got some great news! If you catch it early enough, you can stop gum disease from progressing any further and save the infected gum tissue.
But before we share what you can do about your bleeding gums, let’s get a bit more specific about the signs.
Signs of bleeding gums
Other than visibly seeing blood around the teeth and gums when you look at yourself in the mirror, here are some other signs and symptoms to look out for:
- Spitting out blood after brushing your teeth
- Seeing a hint of red or pink on your toothbrush after brushing
- Tasting a metallic flavor in your mouth
- Seeing blood every time you floss or bite into crisp food
- Seeing blood on your teeth or lips
Other symptoms that can sometimes accompany bleeding gums include:
- Sore and swollen gums
- Loose teeth
- Bad breath
- Sensitive teeth
- Pain when chewing
- Receding gums
What makes you more at risk of experiencing bleeding gums?
People more at risk of experiencing bleeding gums are those who:
- Take certain medications such as aspirin or heparin
- Take blood thinners
- Experience a lot of stress
- Have other family members with poor oral health
What can you do to heal bleeding gums?
We also strongly recommend reading our article, “How does an anti-inflammatory diet help reduce gum disease?” for information on how to reduce inflammation in the body through diet.
As well as adjusting your lifestyle choices and diet to boost your body’s nutrition, we recommend adding our all-natural solution for gum health to your oral routine.
Good-Gums for bleeding gums
Good-Gums (with its 5 different herbs, 2 minerals, and vitamin C) is an excellent topical application for sore, swollen, and bleeding gums. With its clinically proven ingredients and a scientifically backed formula, no other better-performing product on the market supports your gums.
Our all-natural gum solution is packed full of all the essential nutrients for optimal gum health. In fact, there are so many gum-loving nutrients in Good-Gums that our customers have reported their bleeding gums have stopped overnight!
Good-Gums soothes sore gums, while also counteracting acidity in the mouth and neutralizing bacteria that cause plaque buildup.
If gum cells are given what they need (a ton of nutrients and vitamins), healthier gum cells can start taking the place of less-healthy cells quickly. Especially for connective tissue cells, what they need during their formation is a large amount of vitamin C (especially via a formula that effectively buffers its acidity).
The best thing about our Good-Gums formula is that it dissolves right in your mouth to be absorbed directly by the gums, to give help where it’s needed the most.
For maximum results, massage Good-Gums into your gums before continuing with your regular tooth care regime. Use a soft toothbrush when brushing with Good-Gums and floss as usual. You do not need to rinse as it is safe to ingest due to its completely pure, natural (and tasty) ingredients. For more tips on how to use Good-Gums click here.
Good-Gums is designed to absorb into your gums, putting back all the vital nutrients that are necessary to get your gums back in tip-top shape.
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