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According to much research, about half of the world’s total population is combating periodontal
disease. Gum disease is a type of periodontal disease that is usually accompanied by bleeding
gums.
Some people experience the common signs of blood in the gums like pink spit or red floss. But the
condition is never considered normal. Healthy gums simply should not bleed.
For those who would like to be in the best position to prevent bleeding gums, one should study the
causes, treatment, and prevention methods of the disease.
Causes of Bleeding Gums








The most common causes of this condition include:
Lack of proper vitamin intake
Abnormal bleeding or clotting
Sores on the mouth
Medications like blood thinners
Vigorous brushing
Irregular pregnancy hormones

Common medical conditions such as certain cancers, heart disease, and diabetes can also
contribute to blood in the gums. Additionally, the condition may be a sign of gum disease.

Many times, gum disease is an indication of the body’s inability to heal an infection in the gums.
When it is not treated properly, the condition could lead to serious infections/injuries, oral surgery
or bone loss. Gingivitis is a form of gum disease that is caused by severely bleeding gums.
The most prevalent signs of gingivitis include unpleasant breath, sensitive teeth, and enlarged
gums. Since these diseases can seriously affect a person’s life span and overall health, it’s
important to consult a dentist as soon pink spit and red floss appear.
Treatment
One of the best ways to treat the condition is to remove the dental tartar and plaque buildup through
regular teeth cleanings. A qualified dentist is trained to perform this simple procedure.

Most regular teeth cleanings usually involve removing the plaque and tartar before the bacteria
recedes into the gum line, Ultimately, preventing the development of red floss or pink spit. Some
alternative treatment options include periodontal therapy, dental surgery, scaling, and root planing
procedures.
Prevention
Most experienced dentists will recommend the following tips to prevent blood in the gums:
• Brush the teeth with a soft toothbrush at least twice a day
• Start rinsing the mouth with anti-bacterial wash
• Discontinue the use of tobacco products
• Maintain routine doctor appointments
• Prevent the onset of plaque by regular flossing
• Consider using inter-dental devices like floss-picks to remove substances from teeth
• Consume healthy meals and avoid food high in sugar and carbohydrates
In order to ensure optimal oral health, these general guidelines should be followed in between
regular dental visits.


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