Need to know: bleeding gums
Gum disease is a common problem and bleeding gums are usually the first sign but you may also have some habits which are causing your gums to bleed.
– Avoid aggressive brushing or flossing of the teeth
– Replace your toothbrush each season and choose a soft bristled brush
– Stop smoking as smoking irritates the gum tissues
If your gums are bleeding make an appointment with your dentist for an examination.
“It could be gum disease, or you may need to adjust your habits to ensure you have a healthy smile.”
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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.