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.
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
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.