Bleeding gums can be easy to ignore. But, if you have traces of blood when you spit out your toothpaste, or swollen gums after brushing, it’s time to act: these could be early signs of gum disease. Before we look at how to treat gingivitis, let’s look at the causes.
What causes bleeding gums?
Plaque build-up along the gum line and between your teeth is the main offender.
Left untreated, occasional bleeding gums can develop into gingivitis and go on to become gum disease, known as periodontitis. The good news? Caught early, gingivitis treatment is simple to do at home.
How to cure gingivitis
Spaces between teeth are prime breeding grounds for plaque-causing bacteria, so cleaning between teeth is essential to treat gingivitis.
Flossing is the most effective way to remove plaque that leads to bleeding gums. It’s one of those things that many of us struggle to do daily. There are parts of the mouth that are tough to reach, making it hard to stick to this good habit.
Serious about treating gingivitis? Get cleaning between your teeth!