People able to prevent teeth loss if they better understand about bleeding gums. Prevention from bleeding gums can reduce risks of inflammation that could lead to teeth loss. Systematic inflammation and bleeding gums is a one of a symptoms of gum infection: gingivitis or periodontitis. Statistically every person experience gum bleeding at least ones in their life. However bleeding gums its not always may be sign of gum disease or infection. It is absolutely incorrect to think that bleeding gums are necessary periodontal disease.
The gums are part of the soft tissue lining of the mouth. Gum health and disease can have an effect on general health. Gums experience pressure every day naturally: when eating, drinking and even brushing. Sometimes we can simply damage our gums and they will start bleeding. Or for example if your immune system is rundown you may notice that your gums will start bleeding.
When its normal that your gums bleeding?
There’s is period in our lives when it’s normal to have bleeding gums:
- Puberty(teenage) gingivitis. Is most common in preadolescent girls and boys mostly ages 11 and 13. It is result of hormone changes that increase gingival plaque accumulation.
- Pregnancy gingivitis. Causes hormonal changes increase risk for developing gingivitis. The increased level of progesterone make easier for bacteria to grow.
- Medication. Some medication can cause gum inflammation, swollen or bleeding. This may be side effect or body reaction to certain medications.
- Stress and anxiety. Stress causes inflammation in blood vessels, which breaks down the soft tissue of the mouth and makes gums more susceptible to gum disease.
- Vitamins. Good eating habits is important to keep your gums healthy. Vitamins: A, C, D, Ca, K important to keep gums healthy.
At our clinic professional and experienced dental hygienist Erika Sabkauskiene priorities to provide the best gum care at all time.