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Bleeding Gums Most of the times we ignore when we find a tinge of blood in the sink while brushing our teeth .At times we find a pink mark left on the core after biting the apple. This is because of bleeding gums.

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Bleeding gums are the earliest signs of gum infection. Following regular and proper dental care can reverse the condition of bleeding gums. If the buildup of food debris formed at the gum line is not removed with proper brushing methods it can harden into tartar which can only be removed with professional dental tools.

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Figure showing the inflamed and receding gums. Over a period of time tartar formed around the gum line causes inflammation of gums .The irritated tender gums tend to bleed when there is minute pressure while brushing the teeth or during chewing hard foods. The inflamed and bleeding gums if not treated for long time tend to recede and lose the attachment from the tooth surface resulting in the pockets which makes the cleaning process difficult and result in food lodgment. If left untreated over a period of time gum infection advances to a stage where there is bone loss around the

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teeth and the teeth tend to become loose in their socket and can lead to tooth loss in later stages. Figure showing the different stages of the gum disease. Following the proper brushing techniques brushing twice a day regular flossing changing the tooth brush once in every 3 months and visiting a dentist once in 6 months and undergoing professional cleaning of the teeth Scaling at least yearly once can prevent the issue of bleeding gums and helps in improving the strength of gums and the dental health. booking/

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Bleeding gums is the sign of poor oral hygiene. The cure for bleeding gums is as simple as improving our oral hygiene. Thus bleeding gums are not a serious problem but if ignored can lead to an advanced gum problems which further neglected can lead to tooth loss in later stages.

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