Bleeding gums generally indicate neglected gums, teeth or gum disease. If plaque is not regularly brushed away from teeth, it causes gums to get infected, inflamed and bleed. This is known as gingivitis. If plaque hardens to tartar it can lead to a more severe form of gum disease known as periodontitis where gum and bone tissue are lost.
However bleeding gums can also be due to other causes such as improper , flossing, chewing on hard foods, hormonal changes during pregnancy, dentures, infections, a bleeding disorder, use fo blood thinners and lack of Vitamin K. Bleeding gums can also indicate other diseases such as leukemia and scurvy.
It is therefore important to visit your dentist and get your teeth cleaned every six months. Use soft tooth brushes, floss regularly, rinse thoroughly after eating anything, avoid smoking.
The use of herbal dental toothpastes like Himalaya dental cream also helps in stopping gums from bleeding and promoting dental care.
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