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    The Causes of Bleeding Gums When Brushing Teeth

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    bleeding gums

    Poor oral hygiene is a cause of gum disease. It will lead to the formation of plaque that causes inflammation of the gums.

    Key takeaways:

    • As more plaque builds up on the teeth, there is more inflammation in the surrounding gums.
    • Brushing the teeth irritates the gums which causes the bleeding. It is the most recognizable symptom since gingivitis does not cause pain.
    • The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research indicate that gum disease is linked to heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.

    The only way to get rid of or avoid gingivitis is to practice good oral hygiene. You should brush twice a day and floss every night to discourage plaque buildup.

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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.