Your gums play an essential role in the wellbeing of your teeth and overall oral healthcare. Strong gums hold each tooth in place, protect the lower portions or your teeth and lessen your risk of developing bad breath, dental decay and a host of diseases. If one or more parts of your gums start to bleed, you need to see a dentist.
At the office of Mark Helms, DDS, our elite team of dental professionals has the ability, focus and flexibility to demonstrate unparalleled professional knowledge. Our high-tech, cutting-edge diagnostic equipment will give us an overall view of the health of every aspect of your mouth and teeth. All of our patients sense the quality of our care from the moment they step through our door.
Blood on your toothbrush, in your saliva or your spit could be a sign of the gum disease gingivitis. When bacteria-infused plaque builds up and forms a sticky film on your teeth, your gums can get swollen, turn bright red and bleed. They are symptoms of gingivitis, a destructive oral disease you don’t want.
Here are some ways to stave off bleeding gums.
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By Mark Helms, DDS
January 1, 2022