Sunday, June 26, 2016

Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

If your gums are bleeding when you brush of floss, it's possible (even likely) that you have gum disease.

Of course, you'll want to visit a good periodontist to verify that is the cause of the problem and not something else.   

If you are also / instead waking up with some blood in your mouth, you should go see a doctor.  Chances are that this is also gum disease but you definitely want to get checked out by a licensed periodontist who can give you a thorough explanation of what is going on with your gums or rule gum disease out and find a different cause.

If it is gum disease, don't worry, you are not alone.  Nearly 75% of people have some gum disease - this is commonly believed by dental professionals.  They see it pretty much ever day in their practices.

It's so common that a billion dollar industry or industries revolve around it.   There are expensive dental procedures like "deep cleanings" (scaling and root planing or SRP),  laser surgeries and other procedures that dentists have crated to 'treat' the problem.

Unfortunately, this is not usually a one-time fix.  These expensive procedures will likely be needed again.   This is a conveniently left out fact when things are being explained to the patient.

Another, unfortunately left out piece of information is that the HydroFloss can often help people to reduce the amount of gum disease causing plaque and tartar build up between regular dental cleanings.   Sometimes, this is enough to help people make their gums healthy and keep them that way.   This can always be verified or tested at each office visit.

Of course, we do sell the hydrofloss on this site.  I write about it because it has actually helped many, many people including myself.  So, I have no problem whatsoever telling other people about it.   I know the chances of helping them too are pretty high.   In addition, results can easily be verified at your next dental appointment.  

Oh, what does this have to do with bleeding gums and gum disease?   When your gum tissue becomes healthy again, it is very likely that bleeding, if it is truly caused by gum disease, will abate.  This is because healthy gums do not generally bleed when brushed or flossed.  

This is a powerful tool that you can use at home.  Results can be verified (or discredited) by your very own dentist.   But if you are among those who get good results, you'll be delighted to have this tool in your arsenal.  

They make great gifts too.

That's what I want to say on this topic.  

No matter what, if you have bleeding gums, please go see your dentist or preferably a periodontist, without delay.  It is vitally important for your dental health.

Tons of research has shown that dental health is often related to more serious diseases like heart disease, diabetes, stroke, lung infections, low birth weight babies and scientists suspect many other diseases too.

It pays in multiples to get this area of your life under control and keep it that way.

Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss, bar none.

The book:  What You Should Know About Gum Disease is a layman's guide to fighting gum disease that can be ordered through any bookstore.    I wrote it.    Always be under the care and guidance of a good periodontist when facing a problem like this.

Both the HydroFloss as well as What You Should Know About Gum Disease can be found on this site,  or Amazon if you prefer.

If you have a question or two, please leave them below.  



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