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Bleeding Gums: Concerns and Treatment

If your gums are bleeding after brushing or eating, there may be a health concern. Dental health affects your overall health. See your dentist twice a year for cleaning and proper examinations.


Buildup of plaque on teeth can cause bleeding gums. If this problem persists, a patient may be diagnosed with periodontal disease. This is a disease in which gums start receding and bleeding. Teeth may break down and become soft, leading to bigger issues and resulting in oral surgery.


Consult with your dentist to create a treatment plan. The dentist may recommend a mouthwash designed to help with gum issues. The mouthwash will, over time, decrease damage.

Continue to brush your teeth two to three times daily and change your toothbrush or electric toothbrush head every three months to ensure proper and sanitary cleaning. Your dentist may also recommend a specialty toothpaste for more sensitive teeth cleaning and prevention of bleeding. With a healthy home oral care routine your teeth can remain healthy and strong.

Lambton Family Dental provides caring dentistry in a warm, comfortable atmosphere for patients of all ages. Our experienced team can take care of all of your dental concerns. Give us a call today at (519) 344-5747 and we’ll take care of you.