Bleeding gums can be caused for many reasons, and how you treat them will depend on the cause.
Gingivitis, gum disease, or aggressive tooth brushing are a few reasons why gums might bleed. Learn about common causes of bleeding gums and how you can treat them.
The first way to fix and prevent bleeding gums is to practice good oral hygiene. This means your child should brush his or her teeth twice a day, floss every day, and avoid sugary foods and drinks.
Wondering exactly how to brush properly in order to avoid inflamed, swollen and bleeding gums? Here are some helpful tips.
Many people experience bleeding gums when they floss or brush their teeth too hard. They may think brushing very hard removes more plaque, but in reality, they could be doing damage to delicate gum tissue.
If bacteria is not removed by flossing and brushing, it turns into a hard, sticky substance called plaque. The plaque can form tartar, and both can cause inflammation and swelling.
Luckily, gingivitis is preventable and reversible. Daily flossing and brushing combined with regular trips to the dentist can help gums heal and stop bleeding.
Sometimes, certain medications like blood thinners can cause gums to bleed easily. Stress can also cause inflammation, as well as smoking cigarettes and sharing cups or utensils containing bacteria from someone else’s mouth.
If you are concerned your child has bleeding gums, make an appointment at your local Kool Smiles office or give us a call.
With over 120 locations in the United States, we an help you determine what is making your child’s gums bleed and help you stop the problem.
Medline Plus: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003062.htm
Mouth Healthy: http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/b/brushing-your-teeth
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research: https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/oralhealth/Topics/GumDiseases/PeriodontalGumDisease.htm#whatCauses
How do you find a children's dentist who accepts Medicaid? While you can get dentist recommendations from the Internet or friends, Kool Smiles allows you to find a location by just…Read Full Article
If you are looking for a dentist that takes Medicaid, Kool Smiles should be your go-to choice. We proudly accept Medicaid, TRICARE, and other forms of payment. Understanding how Medicaid works is…Read Full Article
If you're looking for a dentistry for children, look to Kool Smiles. With more than 120 locations across the United States, you'll likely find a Kool Smiles office near you.…Read Full Article
Kool Smiles is a network of general and specialty dentists with over 120 locations across the U.S. We accept Medicaid, TRICARE, and Child Health Insurance Programs (CHIPs) at every location. Children enrolled in these…Read Full Article
Are you trying to find a dentist office that can provide care for your children? At Kool Smiles, we offer affordable, quality care at our 120 locations across the US.…Read Full Article
Medicaid helps millions of Americans afford proper dental care every year. Kool Smiles, a network of general dentists with a focus on children, accepts Medicaid at all of our locations. You can…Read Full Article
Dental offices can be difficult to find in some areas. Kool Smiles' mission is to do something about that. We have more than 120 locations in 15 states across the…Read Full Article
At Kool Smiles, our dentists focus on making dental care more affordable by accepting a wide range of insurance and payment options at each location. We have over 120 locations in the United…Read Full Article
For many Americans, finding a good dentist in their area can be hard enough. Finding a children's dentist that accepts Medicaid can feel impossible. But your search can begin —…Read Full Article
Searching for a dentist by name is a great way to find the dentist you are looking for. Whether it's because of the services they offer, the insurance plans they…Read Full Article
When looking at the Medicaid coverage map, it's clear that many areas—especially in the Southeast—have a low Medicaid acceptance rate. However, the dentists at Kool Smiles accept Medicaid at all…Read Full Article