Q: Doctor, why do my gums bleed while I’m cleaning regularly?
A: Gum bleeding during regular cleaning may be due to a number of causes.
Gum Infection, wrong cleaning method, use of hard bristle brushes and, bleeding disorders could all cause this.
I would advise you be gentler in your brushing, it’s not how hard you brush that gets the teeth clean; it’s the method used.
Brushing in a circular motion removes all the particles in between the teeth and prevent holes forming in the teeth or other infection. Brushing from side to side is not a good method and should be avoided as the gums often get injured when using this method.
Brushing twice a day, spending at least 2-3 minutes on this activity is recommended. Use of saline gargles can also help. This is prepared using a glass of warm water, add half a teaspoon of salt, mix the solution and use to gargle your mouth, while holding it for about 30 seconds before spitting out. Avoid swallowing the water. This can be done 2-3 times a day, and would help reduce the rate of infection if this is the cause. It is also advisable to use soft bristle brushes and have them changed every 3 months.
I would advise you also see a dentist.
****The answer to this posted question was contributed by a doctor guest blogger.
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