If you have noticed your gums bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth, you are almost certainly seeing the symptoms of gum disease. Other symptoms include loose teeth, exposed roots, a metallic or foul taste in the mouth, persistent bad breath and more.
Fortunately, gum disease is highly treatable, especially in its early stages. By following the below steps, you can help reverse the ravages of gum disease and restore your smile to its natural state.
Brush, Floss, and Use Mouth Wash. Regularly
Probably the single biggest factor in the development of gum disease is inadequate oral hygiene routines. Whether it’s due to a lack of time, inadequate desire, or simply faulty technique, most people who suffer from gum disease do so because they simply are not properly caring for their teeth.
Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day, if not after every meal. What’s more, you should be sure to floss once every 24-hour period. Proper flossing is absolutely vital if you are to prevent gum disease (or reverse its effects if you already have it). Remember that the toothbrush simply cannot penetrate some of the crevices between the teeth and under the gumline.
Mouthwash will help reduce the overall level of bacteria in the mouth, slowing the formation of plaque on the teeth. This can help slow the development of gum disease and should be an important part of your regular oral routine.
Seek Treatment for Advanced Gum Disease
If your gum disease has progressed to the stage that simple brushing and flossing do not reverse its effects, you need to get some help. Come see us, and we can inspect your gum tissue. We can then come up with a comprehensive and effective treatment plan. Before you know it, we will have your gum disease reversed.