Bleeding Gums And Their Care For more details visit  http:// www.smilecareworld.com
Bleeding Gums <ul><li>Bleeding gums is a serious problem. </li></ul><ul><li>It indicates the beginning of the destructive ...
Causes <ul><li>Plaque accumulation on teeth is the primary cause for poor gums.  </li></ul><ul><li>This plaque if not remo...
Other Causes <ul><li>Brushing too hard </li></ul><ul><li>Improper flossing </li></ul><ul><li>Infection, which can be eithe...
Home Care  <ul><li>Visit the dentist at least once every 6 months for plaque removal. Follow your dentist's home care inst...
Additional Tips  <ul><li>Avoid the use of tobacco, which aggravates bleeding gums. </li></ul><ul><li>Have poorly fitting d...
You should see your dentist if  <ul><li>Your gums continue to bleed even after treatment </li></ul><ul><li>The bleeding is...
About   Smile Care Author Name :   Dr. Kripa Shetty Smile Care® has spearheaded the cause of modern dentistry in India thr...
Contact Details Smile Care Clinic Bandra, Vashi, Nashik, Kolhapur Email:  [email_address] Tel:  91 -22-26400188 / 83 Fax 9...
For more details visit  http:// www.smilecareworld.com
Issued in Public Interest by For more details visit  http://www.smilecareworld.com http://www.smilecareindia.com
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  1. 1. Bleeding Gums And Their Care For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com
  2. 2. Bleeding Gums <ul><li>Bleeding gums is a serious problem. </li></ul><ul><li>It indicates the beginning of the destructive process involving the supporting tissue around the tooth or some serious underlying systemic problems. </li></ul>For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com
  3. 3. Causes <ul><li>Plaque accumulation on teeth is the primary cause for poor gums. </li></ul><ul><li>This plaque if not removed through regular brushing and dental appointments, will harden into what is known as tartar. </li></ul><ul><li>Ultimately, this will lead to inflamed gums, a condition called gingivitis, increased bleeding and finally a more advanced form of gum and jawbone disease known as periodontitis. </li></ul>For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com
  4. 4. Other Causes <ul><li>Brushing too hard </li></ul><ul><li>Improper flossing </li></ul><ul><li>Infection, which can be either tooth or gum-related </li></ul><ul><li>Scurvy (Vitamin C deficiency) </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin K deficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Hormonal changes during pregnancy </li></ul><ul><li>Leukaemia (Blood Cancer) </li></ul><ul><li>Ill-fitting dentures </li></ul><ul><li>Use of blood thinners </li></ul>For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com
  5. 5. Home Care <ul><li>Visit the dentist at least once every 6 months for plaque removal. Follow your dentist's home care instructions. </li></ul><ul><li>Brush teeth gently with a soft-bristle toothbrush after every meal. The dentist may recommend rinsing with salt water or hydrogen peroxide and water. Avoid using commercial, alcohol-containing mouthwashes, which aggravate the problem. </li></ul><ul><li>Floss teeth twice a day to keep plaque from building up. </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate between-meal snacks and reduce carbohydrate intake to help prevent plaque build-up on teeth. </li></ul><ul><li>Use an oral irrigation device on the low setting to massage the gums. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain a balanced, healthy diet. </li></ul>For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com
  6. 6. Additional Tips <ul><li>Avoid the use of tobacco, which aggravates bleeding gums. </li></ul><ul><li>Have poorly fitting dentures adjusted and relined by your dentist if they are causing sore spots in gums. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid aspirin unless your physician has recommended that you take it. </li></ul><ul><li>Control gum bleeding by applying pressure directly on the gums with a gauze pad soaked in ice water. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have been diagnosed with a vitamin deficiency, take recommended vitamin supplements. </li></ul><ul><li>If side effects of medication are irritating, ask your doctor to adjust or substitute another medication. Never change your medication without consulting your doctor. </li></ul>For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com
  7. 7. You should see your dentist if <ul><li>Your gums continue to bleed even after treatment </li></ul><ul><li>The bleeding is severe or chronic </li></ul><ul><li>Other unexplained symptoms are associated with the bleeding. </li></ul>For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com
  8. 8. About Smile Care Author Name : Dr. Kripa Shetty Smile Care® has spearheaded the cause of modern dentistry in India through its multitude of activities in the field of dentistry. Smile Care® is involved in Clinical Services, Continuing Education, Clinical Research, Public Awareness and Scientific Publication in the field of dentistry and offers the synergistic benefit of these activities to all its clients. For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com
  9. 9. Contact Details Smile Care Clinic Bandra, Vashi, Nashik, Kolhapur Email: [email_address] Tel: 91 -22-26400188 / 83 Fax 91-22-26416342 For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com
  10. 10. For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com
  11. 11. Issued in Public Interest by For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com http://www.smilecareindia.com

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