Brushing your teeth twice a day is the best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy. One in three people bleeds when brushing their teeth. If you are one of them, follow these five tips from your dentist in Huntington Beach to stop your gums from bleeding:
- Brush for two minutes twice a day with an electric or manual toothbrush that has a small head and soft rounded bristles. Try not to brush too hard and make circular movements within the mouth. Make sure to change toothbrush every three months.
- Flossing can help remove food particles and plaque from areas that are hard to reach such as in between your teeth. Floss twice a day – ideally before brushing your teeth.
- Choose a toothpaste with fluoride that has been scientifically formulated to reduce the buildup of bacterial plaque that irritates your gums and causes gum disease. For example, parodontax toothpaste physically eliminates the accumulation of bacterial plaque, being four times more effective that regular toothpaste, eliminating the accumulation of bacteria, one of the causes of bleeding gums.
- If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth or you suffer from another sign of gum disease, talk to your dentist in Huntington Beach as soon as possible. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Having regular check ups can help identify and treat the symptoms of periodontal disease before they get worse.
- A diet that is poor in nutrients can also make teeth and gums much more vulnerable to gum disease. Additionally, the gums of smokers are more likely to suffer from infections. Having a healthy lifestyle and eating well will help your whole body get under control and will lead to healthy gums.
If you are interested in starting your gum treatment with your dentist in Huntington Beach, contact Dr. Moretta by calling (714) 848-4247.
Location: 18652 Florida St #300, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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