Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Are your gums bleeding? Find out why and how to fix it

Snehal Mathias | September 21, 2016 12:48 am Print
Are your gums bleeding even after brushing the teeth carefully? Read to know the causes behind the bleeding...

why do gums bleed

The inflammation of the gum line damages the bone that not only surrounds your teeth but also supports them. Do not forget to get your teeth checked if you experience any continuous bleeding or swelling of gums.

Poor Diet

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Preferring processed food is not only a bad idea for the waistline, but also for your teeth. They hate it! A healthy and good diet nourishes the body as well as your teeth. Milk, fruits and vegetables including other nutritional supplements of vitamins such as D and C, magnesium, and fish oil that act as an anti- inflammatory agents, are all important in building oral health. Eating boosts body’s entire immune system. It nourishes the oral tissues that are the most unsafe in the body.


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Smokers have higher chances for gum disease and bleeding due to the toxins in cigarettes that lead to inflammation and decrease body’s immunity. Habitual smoking leads to enlarged gums that are not being nourished well. Once the gums show symptoms of bleeding, the treacherous bacteria lives in between the tooth and the gumline and creep through the ulcerated gums and move towards the bloodstream. Eventually it creates chaos on all organs.

Kissing and sharing stuff

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Well, this is disheartening to say but who knew that it could be contagious? Gum diseases could be transferred from one person to another through saliva. That means sharing of utensils or drinking from the same tumbler also adds up in transferring along with…kissing! It is one of the common areas where we do the sharing and caring part. Regarding the toothbrush, never share!



According to many dentists, blood thinning medications could be one of the causes of bleeding gums. Medications indeed have the ability to decrease the blood’s ability in clotting.  This will lead to quicker bleeding. Make sure you inform your dentist and doctor about your medications.
Snehal Mathias
Snehal Mathias
Snehal Mathias, an enthusiastic food lover and a traveler. Writes for entertainment, food, travel, fashion, beauty, health and lifestyle.