Bleeding Gums When Brushing Teeth, Signs of Unhealthy Gums

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Bleeding Gums When Brushing Teeth,

Signs of Unhealthy Gums

Oral and dental health is not just about the teeth, but also the supporting tissues of the teeth (periodontal tissues), including the gums. Gums or in medical terms referred to as gingiva, are the supporting tissues of the teeth (periodontal tissue) in the form of soft tissue that surrounds and protects the teeth. Healthy gums in mostly Asians and Indonesian people are generally pink or coral pink. However, if there is interference with the gums, the color will turn red, pale, or dark and can be accompanied by bleeding. This blood will usually come out when you brush your teeth. Gum health will affect the overall health of your teeth and mouth. Bleeding gums can be a sign of gum disease, and may even indicate a more serious health condition. In this article, we will discuss gum disease that causes bleeding gums every time you brush your teeth and how to maintain healthy gums.

Some of us may have experienced bleeding gums when brushing our teeth, unfortunately not a few who take it lightly. In fact, healthy gums have a dense texture and a smooth surface that doesn't bleed easily. If your gums bleed easily, this could be a sign that your gums are problematic. Some of the causes of gums bleeding easily, including:

  1. Gingivitis

Gingivitis or gum inflammation can occur due to the accumulation of dirt that sticks to the surface of the teeth and is not cleaned which eventually becomes plaque. Plaque that is not cleaned will accumulate and then harden and become tartar (calculus). Calculus will put pressure on the gums and over time will cause the gums to fall (recession). The presence of this calculus causes inflammation of the gums so that the gums bleed easily.

  1. Periodontitis

If gingivitis is not treated immediately, the inflammation of the gums will continue to the supporting tissues of the teeth (periodontal) and eventually lead to periodontitis. Periodontitis is characterized by soft tissue damage to the bone that supports the teeth, gums bleed easily, often accompanied by pain or loose teeth due to widening of the periodontal ligament.

  1. Vitamin C and vitamin K deficiency

Lack of vitamins C and K apparently affects the condition of bleeding gums, where vitamin C functions in helping healing, and vitamin K plays a role in the blood clotting process. So if a person is deficient in vitamins C and K, bleeding will occur more easily.

In addition to the factors above, bleeding gums can also be caused by things such as;

  • diseases that cause blood clotting disorders

  • taking antihypertensive drugs

  • hormonal imbalance, for example in pregnant women

  • brushing teeth too hard

  • large cavities with swelling of the gums

  • use of toothpicks

  • careless use of dental floss

  • crowded teeth

  • poor filling of teeth, eg over-hanging fillings

  • the use of dentures that put too much pressure on the gums

  • poor oral hygiene in people in orthodontic treatment

There are several ways you can do to prevent bleeding gums, such as; always keep your teeth and mouth clean, regularly check your teeth and mouth to the dentist at least every 6 months, brush your teeth properly, choose a toothbrush with a soft bristle tip and The brush head is not too big so it doesn't hurt the gums. In addition, gargling with mineral water after eating will help you clean food debris from the surface of your teeth. Consumption of multivitamins regularly to maintain a healthy body and avoid the factors that cause bleeding gums. Using dental floss to clean the area between the teeth from plaque and food residue, the use of dental floss must be careful not to put too much pressure on the gums which can cause the gums to bleed.

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