MY GUM BLEEDS WHILE BRUSHING
Imagine you scratching your body and it starts to bleed. Not kool right?
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: Leukaemias (acute or chronic)
Other causes include: Prolong use of oral contraceptives
More like hormonal changes.
These are the most common causes. No big medical names because I wouldn’t want to bore you.
As usual, both comments and questions are welcome.