Doctor Answers (1) on Gum bleeding
practice good oral hygiene.
Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to remove food debris and plaque.
Don't forget to brush the tongue, too.
Replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months or after an illness.
Use floss or an interdental cleaner to remove food particles and plaque between teeth once a day.
See your dentist regularly -- at least twice a year. He or she will conduct an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning and will be able to detect and treat periodontal disease, dry mouth, or other problems that may be the cause of bad mouth odor.
Drink lots of water. This will keep your mouth moist.
Chewing gum (preferably sugarless) stimulates the production of saliva, which helps wash away food particles and bacteria.
few advice to stop bleeding gums--
- visit to a dentist for professional cleaning once in a year
- use a soft toothbrush -- and brush properly! brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and after meals. Hard brushing can further damage the soft tissues of your mouth.
- floss at least once a day and be sure to floss beyond the gum line to remove more plaque.
- control bleeding by applying pressure to the area with a cold compress.
- rinse with salt water to keep the area clean.
- Avoid mouthwashes that contain alcohol, which can dry out your mouth.