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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Can You Cure Bleeding Gums?

Can You Stop Bleeding Gums?  

Bleeding gums are very often, but not always, due to gum disease.  Visit your local dentist or periodontist for proper diagnosis of your situation and for confirmation that your bleeding gums are due to gum disease.  

Gum disease is very common.  According to many dental professionals as many as 75% or 3 out of every 4 people have gum disease right now.  The problem is that many people are not aware that they have it.  

A visit to the dentist may not reveal it either unless your are very specific in your questions to the dentist and hygienist.   They are often focused on your teeth and less so on your gums. 

The specific question you should ask is: "What are my periodontal pocket depths?"  Generally speaking, periodontal pocket up to 3 mm is considered normal and most dental professionals would say your gums are healthy with these readings. 

However, if you are above 3mm, generally speaking, most dental professionals would say that your gums are not healthy - gum disease.  

It really doesn't matter what moniker they give it.  Gingivitis is gum disease.  Albeit, most professionals think the damage is minimal when you 'only' have gingivitis. 

What should be clear to you is that you want to shrink those periodontal pockets as much as you possibly can. 

There may not be a 'cure' for gum disease, but if you can shrink those pocket depths down to 3mm or less and keep them there, you have effectively beat the problem.   

Everyone Has Periodontal Pockets

It's easy to make a mistake on this point.  Everyone has periodontal pockets.  The question is, how deep are those pockets?  

What Can You Do?  

I personally, and many others I have spoken too, have obtained good results from the HydroFloss Oral Irrigator.    

I experienced the shrinking of my periodontal pockets to normal levels through use of the HydroFloss, as confirmed by my dentist.  

I continue to use the HydroFloss to maintain those pockets at reasonable levels.  

I have spoken to many people over the years who have obtained similar results through use of the HydroFloss.  

The HydroFloss is Better Than Other Irrigators?  

It does appear to be the case when you take into account two peer-reviewed and published studies in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. 

Both studies, done several years apart,  found that the HydroFloss with it's technology worked better than irrigators that did not have this tech installed.   'Work better'  means a greater reduction in plaque and tartar buildup.  

This greater reduction may account for healthier gums.  For example, the pockets shrinking to the point that they are considered healthy.  This was my personal experience.  

I hope this article was able to provide some understanding as to what healthy gums are and how you can tell the difference from healthy gums and unhealthy ones. 

*always be under the care of a periodontist or dentist when dealing with any dental health problem or suspected problem.  

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