Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Dear Lady Who Just Cleaned My Teeth - My Gums Are Bleeding - Thank You

bleeding gumsI can tell you that this is not a very nice thing to say to your hygienist.

In fact, it is completely wrong.    Your hygienist actually is doing you a big favor when she cleans your teeth. 

In fact, dental hygienists are the unsung heroes of dental health care and prevention. 



Your gums should not bleed during a normal dental cleaning and check up.   

Maybe a very tiny amount. Maybe

But, if you are getting a lot of blood and she is filling up gauze strip after strip, that is NOT a good sign.

It probably means you have gum disease.  Your dentist will be able to tell you if that is the case.

Most people do have some gum disease, unfortunately.   

Here are some good resources to check out: 

How To Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps

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