Some people experience and notice blood in your mouth after flossing or brushing, this might be as a result of gum disease, gum infection, harsh brushing which may need you to see a dentist if it persists.
On no account should you stop brushing to prevent bleeding because it will instead cause it to be worst. The problem has to be solved or else it will be worst. When you notice this bleeding, there are some home remedies you can use to solve your teeth and gum problem;
Some causes of bleeding gums include;
- Pregnancy Gingivitis
- Poor Oral Hygiene Habits
- Poor Diet
- Smoking or Vaping
How to stop gums from bleeding
1. Use ice
When you are bleeding, place ice on the affected area and leave it there for 10 minutes, then remove it from your mouth. Repeat the action after 20 minutes. The ice will help reduce pain and swelling caused by gingivitis.
2. Use mouthwash
Mouthwashes contain chlorohexidine and hydrogen peroxide which help treat and prevent gingivitis, which is a common cause of bleeding gums.
3. Use warm salty water
Add half a teaspoon of salt to 8 ounces of warm water and use it to rinse your mouth. Swish the salt rinse around the mouth to cleanse the area and then spit the liquid out. It will help reduce bacteria and speed up healing times.
4. Use the right toothbrush
Firm toothbrushes are too rough on the gums and can give wounds to the gums which will eventually lead to bleeding. Medically, it is advisable to use toothbrush with soft bristles for 2 minutes twice a day and also replace your toothbrush every 4 months.
5. Avoiding smoking
Smoking is a major cause of gum diseases, and once the gums are damaged, smoking makes it harder for the wounds to heal. Quitting smoking will help give you healthier gums.
6. Avoid processed and sugary foods
Eating starchy, processed foods too frequently may cause gingivitis and bleeding gums because, when they stick to the teeth and gums it can lead to inflammation of the gums, bleeding, and an increase in decay.
Other remedies include;
- Brush with Anti-Gingivitis Toothpaste
- Eat more leafy greens
- Floss every day, but be gentle
- Seeing a dentist regularly