A Word From Dental Hygienist Beth: Bleeding Gums Are Not Okay!

Posted on February 13, 2012. Filed under: Dental Health, Dental Hygiene Tips, General Dentistry, Oral Health, Smile Savers Dentistry | Tags: , , , , |

Bleeding gums can be a sign that you will, or may already, have periodontal (gum) disease. If you have bleeding gums when you brush or floss, your circulatory system is susceptible to “attack” by the bacteria in your mouth. These bacteria cause health problems such as digestive disorders, risk for heart attack, diabetes, and even stroke. Symptoms like swollen or bleeding gums are warning signs that our body gives us so that we can take action to prevent the underlying cause from getting out of control.

To keep the tissues that surround and support your teeth healthy for a lifetime, it’s extremely important to establish an oral hygiene program with your dental hygienist and get that bacteria under control!

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