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    Cause of Bleeding Gums When Brushing Teeth

    teeth smile health beautyGingivitis is probably the cause of bleeding gums. When left untreated, gingivitis may even cause teeth to fall out.

    Key takeaways:

    – Plaque will cause inflammation and swelling around the gums the longer that it stays there. Gingivitis does not cause pain and may go unnoticed for a long time.

    – Gum disease is linked to the increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

    – Good oral hygiene will help prevent gingivitis. Brush your teeth twice every day and floss your teeth to avoid plaque buildup.

    Make an appointment with your dentist, too. Guys with bleeding gums or signs of cavities—toothache, pain when you eat hot or cold food, or pain when you bite down—should get a cleaning every three months.

    Read the full story here

    http://www.menshealth.com/health/what-bleeding-gums-mean

    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.

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