Bleeding gums - a sign of potential problems
By Dr. Richard Bernstein
Every day, millions of tiny bacteria are at work in the mouth, some of which can cause harm to teeth and gum tissue. When bacteria are not eliminated through focused oral hygiene practices such as brushing twice a day for at least two minutes each time, flossing every day, and the use of an anti-bacterial mouthwash, they may release harmful toxic substances that damage delicate tissue, resulting in far more than occasional bleeding.
- Soreness in gum tissue
- Swollen gums
- Small pockets around a tooth or teeth
- Deep pockets at the gum line, creating space between the tooth and gums
- Receding gum tissue
- A loose feeling around a tooth or teeth
- Changes in bite
To avoid gum irritation, gum disease, and potentially hazardous health conditions, listen to what your gums are saying to you. Should your gums bleed during brushing or flossing, this is a sign that they are irritated, and that harmful bacteria are weakening delicate tissues.
To correct the problem of bleeding gums, continue regular oral hygiene practices and contact our office for specific gum disease treatment in Michigan.
Richard S. Bernstein D.D.S
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With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Bernstein is a renowned cosmetic dentist and is passionate about providing the best for his patients, making him a respected pillar of trust amongst his community. He possesses a Masters in Biochemistry - WSU School of Medicine, and a Doctorate in Dental Surgery - University of Detroit.He is presently a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Diplomate in the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD) to name a few.
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