Have you ever brushed your teeth and had that almost tinny, iron taste in your mouth because your gums have started to bleed? You are not alone. About 47.2% of the United States has some form of gingivitis, whether it be mild, moderate or severe. While you may not be one of the 64.7 million people with Gingivitis, there is an explanation for your bleeding gums. Let’s take a look at the most popular reasons for bleeding gums today.
Gingivitis: the main cause of bleeding gums is typically early gingivitis. By taking some precautions, you can make sure to avoid this in the future.
Diet: Eating lots of processed foods, including ones that are high in sugar can not only be unhealthy for your body but unhealthy for your teeth as well. Eating fruits, vegetables, and the proper nutrients are crucial to making sure your teeth are in the best shape possible.
Smoking: The toxins from cigarettes create inflammation and decrease the body’s immune response leading to a much higher chance of gum disease.
Family History: 35% of people are born with a higher chance of getting a periodontal disease.
There are, however, a few ways to improve gum health over time. This includes the following:
- Brushing and flossing twice a day
- Using an electric toothbrush
- Avoid tobacco use
- See the dentist regularly
- Eat a healthy diet
At Paradise Dental, we want to make sure that all our patients are taken care of with the utmost of quality, and therefore, we offer all the services that we do. Contact us today for more information, or call us directly at 781-598-3700.