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Why gums bleed after cleaning teeth?

If your gums bleed after cleaning your teeth, chances are high that you are probably having some sort of gum disease, technically known as periodontal disease.

When you have periodontal disease, your gums will become tenderer and rather unusually sensitive. Sometimes, it could also be inflamed, leaving you with an uneasy and irritated feeling. The colors also will be unusually reddish.

The gum tends to easily bleed because there is more blood in the vicinity due to defense cells fighting bacteria. Millions, if the disease is in the advanced stage.

It should be known that a healthy gums do not bleed easily or spontaneously during a normal brushing with the right technique. So bleeding gums are an abnormal thing and it is wise to investigate what caused it to happen. It could be signs of something unhealthy.

Actually, there are also injuries that occur simply by careless tooth brushing. Some of us might probably have experienced it at one time or another when we brush our teeth. Some really hard strokes may really cause bleeding.

Brushing with an unsuitable toothbrush, coupled with wrong technique, will almost surely cause gums to bleed. That's why dentists will recommend us to change our toothbrush when its condition has deteriorated, usually about once in a three month time. Toothbrushes with hard or splayed bristles will not be so kind to our tender gums. A hard stroke is all it takes to make gums bleeding.

People with Vitamin C deficiency usually have weaker gums. This is simply because Vitamin C is vital for healthy gums. So it is no surprise to see your gums easily bleed if you are lack of Vitamin C. To avoid this, you should eat more fruits and veggies, which are rich in fiber and Vitamin C.

"So gum bleeding is about oral health?" you might ask. Well, in some ways it is yes. But the story does not stop here.

Somehow, if you are happening to have Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF), chances are high that your gums will bleed as well. One of the symptoms of DHF is a bleeding gum. So in case you already have a tip top toothbrush and excellent oral health but still your gum bleeds, do see a doctor. If you are not having dengue, thank God. But still, a doctor should determine whether you are having some sort of bleeding disorder or just simply because of rough brushing.

Brushing and perhaps flossing our teeth is mostly an activity which we everyday. So it is important to do it the right way and using correct technique, otherwise you are making life rather difficult for your gums. Splayed and worn out tooth brush tend to make you more likely to have bleeding gums after brushing.

Bleeding gums is not a bright prospect. Other than scary, it is really not altogether, healthy. Chances are high that there are lots of toxins in the blood, which are usually harmful. So do what you should do, and that is to take a good care of your oral health specifically, and your general health in general. Prevention is always the best option there is.

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