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MY GUM BLEEDS WHILE BRUSHING

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Imagine you scratching your body and it starts to bleed. Not kool right? OK!Blood is red!
Red is danger.

Bleeding while brushing is a common complaint. Let's clarify this, it is not normal for you to bleed while brushing; not at all.
If you bleed while brushing, one of the following is the reason:
1.Trauma from toothbrush: Using toothbrush with hard-textured bristle is the main cause.
This type of toothbrush injures the gum causing it to bleed.
YES! It’s that simple.

2.Plaque and calculus accumulation: You wondering how? It’s like this
Calculus attaches to the teeth and causes inflammation (redness) of the gum. When a site is inflamed, even the slightest touch causes it to bleed. it over time affects the supporting teeth structures as well.



3.Wrong tooth brushing technique: Over-zealous tooth brushing definitely injures the gum.
There is no gutter in the mouth, no need to scrub so hard.

4.Gum bleeding associated with systemic changes: Vitamin C deficiency
Some blood disorders

5.Malignancy:

HOW TO GET RID OF MOUTH ODOUR.

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Now that we know the causes of mouth odour,lets get rid of it. If you are just joining us, we have discussed the causes of mouth odour in the previous post.

In getting rid of this embarrassment,Identify the cause. This is the most important step in getting rid of it. Once you know the cause, the solution is easy.

Based on the causes in the the previous post, this is how to treat :


1. PHYSIOLOGICAL CAUSES

- During fasting, try and engage in conversations or simply sing. This will reduce the intensity of mouth odour. The air in the mouth will not be stale. - Following when you wake up in the morning, simply brush your teeth and tongue. -It is better to eat garlic and onions cooked than eating it raw. If eaten raw, brush your teeth after.


2. PATHOLOGICAL CAUSES

A) Plaque and calculus accumulation

         -visit your dentist for scaling and polishing of your teeth (cleaning). Toothbrush    
           alone cannot remove the dirt.

         -regular flo…