Most individuals brush their teeth twice a day and sometimes floss in-between and use an alcohol-based mouthwash. We also go to the dentist every two years or so, which we believe is a sufficient amount of work in terms of dental care.

However, up to 40% of the worldwide adult population suffer from some form of gum disease, and for those who don’t know – there are some major problems related to gum disease these days, such as uncontrolled diabetes, stroke, heart disease, respiratory disease and pre-term birth.

Bleeding gums, which can be identified early – especially if you notice any bleeding when brushing or flossing your teeth, are an indication of gum inflammation, or gingivitis. Although common, Gingivitis is a form of gum disease caused by plaque build-up near the gumline, that could become a serious issue if left untreated.

If left untreated, it can also progress to periodontitis and lead to further complications, as mentioned above. Individuals who have poor dental hygiene and gum disease are more prone to suffer from a variety of medical conditions, according to research. It may be difficult to believe, but your gums, teeth and mouth are all linked to your cardiovascular system.

What are the signs of Gingivitis and what are the causes?

At first, your gums may be swollen, red and inflamed, and may bleed when brushing or flossing, which is a clear indication of gingivitis, and a warning that you should seek treatment from your dentist.

A variety of variables play a role, including certain bacteria in the gums, genetic vulnerability, the environment, diabetes, smoking and so on. Obesity, stress and gum disease all have strong correlations.

What is the treatment for bleeding gums and is there a cure?

Precaution is the best cure for bleeding gums, but the problem is that gum disease does not hurt, and most individuals do not know they have a problem until it is too late. The more severe type of gum disease is more common among younger individuals, and the more chronic variety is more common in older people, but age is not a determining factor.

To avoid gum disease and maintain a healthy mouth, good oral hygiene and professional teeth cleaning every six months are recommended by dentists. Bacteria can build up and lead to an infection in the gums, causing them to become inflamed and bleed (gingivitis).

However, it can be readily remedied; but if left untreated, it will affect the support structures and produce periodontal disease, necessitating the care of a periodontist. Bad breath can also be caused by bleeding gums.

At Simply Teeth Essex we provide professional treatment for bleeding gums to alleviate any present troubles or concerns you may have. As an added incentive, when you book a consultation for any dental treatment, you can presently claim a Free Smile Consultation worth £99.

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