Posted on 10/15/2018 by Cassity & Legacy Implants and Periodontics
Have you ever noticed that when you brush your teeth, you see some blood in your spit? Bleeding gums happen. Some people panic when they notice this, while others ignore it and hope that it will go away.
Both of these reactions are because of the myths that surround bleeding gums. There are many things that people say about this issue, but there are three myths that everyone should know.
Myth #1 Bleeding Gums are Normal
The idea that it is normal to have occasional bleeding of the gums is something that many people believe. They may believe it because they are afraid that it may indicate a more serious problem and they don't want to think about it. They may attribute it to something they did and think that it won't happen again.
While there are times when bleeding gums are nothing more than an accident. They are also an indication of gum disease. The earlier you treat gum disease the easier it is to reverse the damage. Do not think the bleeding gums are normal and talk to a dental professional today.
Myth #2 Bleeding Gums are Healthy
There are some people who claim the bleeding gums are a sign of healthy teeth and gums. The bleeding is the way that gums restore themselves. This is the wrong way to think. While healthy gums may bleed, it is important to know the cause of the bleeding to make sure it is not a bigger problem. Healthy gums will not bleed without some reason, so find out what the reason is instead of thinking everything is fine.
Myth #3 Avoid Brushing Bleeding Gums
Harsh brushing is one of the causes of bleeding gums. A person that has gum disease is more likely to suffer bleeding gums no matter how harsh their brushing is. Because of this, some people avoid brushing their teeth if they have bleeding gums. This can make the problem worse.
If the bleeding comes from the bacteria and plaque in the teeth and gums, brushing is the best way to remove it. Instead of avoiding brushing when you have bleeding gums, visit our dental professionals to figure out what cause the bleeding and what the best treatment plan is.
Bleeding gums are one of the first signs of gum disease. While they may not always bleed, it is always better to find out if there are any problems starting before they get worse. Don't fall into the traps of the top three myths about bleeding gums.
If you have experienced bleeding gums or have any questions about your oral health, contact the dental professionals and ask them any questions you have.
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