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Tips for preventing bleeding gums from a Kennesaw dentist

If your gums are bleeding when you brush your teeth or at any other time, you shouldn’t take it lightly. Bleeding gums are a sign of periodontal (gum) disease, which is a serious dental problem. Sadly, this problem is more common for Kennesaw residents than it should be, so even if you do not have bleeding gums now, you should still follow these tips to make sure you are preventing gum disease.

1. Know the cause


Understanding the reason your gums may be bleeding will go a long way in helping you to be vigilant and work harder to prevent the problem. Bleeding gums are most often a result of some level of gum disease. Gum disease is caused by plaque that builds up beneath the gums and infects them, eventually leading to the decay and loss of teeth. You can prevent gum disease and keep your gums from bleeding with proper dental care habits.

2. Keep your teeth clean


The most basic step toward fighting off this disease is to keep your teeth clean and free of plaque. You can accomplish this by following basic dental care guidelines such as brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. You might also want to try using a mouthwash to kill any remaining bacteria to keep your smile truly healthy.

3. Get your dentist’s help


You will find it difficult to keep your teeth entirely free of plaque on your own, which is why you should make sure you are getting necessary supplementary care from your dentist. Those hard-to-reach spots between teeth or at the back of your mouth will eventually hold enough plaque that it could begin to eat away at your teeth and spread beneath your gum line resulting in gum disease and bleeding gums. Your hygienist can clean this plaque off even if it has hardened, and leave your teeth free of the bacteria that causes gum disease.

If you already have bleeding gums from gum disease, visit your dentist in Kennesaw to find out how you can treat it and to get more tips for preventing it in future.

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