Vigorous brushing or flossing can cause bleeding gums. Acute hazard however, as a rule, no. However, you should take it seriously.
Why do your gums bleed?
In the mouth there are hundreds of species of microorganisms. The balance of flora in the mouth may lead to gum disease, called gingivitis. Inflammation ensures bleeding gums. In this state man is plagued by reddened and inflamed gums, and the slightest pressure there bleeding and bad smell from the mouth.
When rare or incorrect brushing on them and between them the touch is formed from a mixture of bacteria, saliva and food particles. He appears in the thin gap at the junction of gums and teeth. The gums can become inflamed and bleed even when only light pressure, for example, while brushing your teeth.
Which contributes to the bleeding?
Some factors can increase bleeding. Fillings, dentures and braces contribute to the deposition of plaque and thus gingivitis. Smoking, stress, predisposition and diabetes are also risk factors. The same applies to some medicines, such as anticoagulants. Some medications can increase bleeding.
Everything that weakens the immune system, may influence the microflora of the oral cavity, and also contribute to bleeding gums. Pregnant women and people with hormonal fluctuations are at increased risk. This occurs when there are signs of gingivitis. If mouth clean, gums do not bleed.
Be taken seriously!
Inflammation in the oral cavity should be taken seriously because they can advance to periodontitis. It is an inflammation of the periodontium — the tissues surrounding the tooth root. Possible consequences — not only the loss of teeth. Germs can enter the bloodstream and in the worst case to damage the heart valve (endocarditis).
Who discovers blood in the sink, often not brushing her teeth for a few days so as not to irritate the gums. But it is absolutely wrong. On the contrary, requires a very thorough cleaning, because the only way to fight inflammation.
How to brush your teeth?
Many of the thoroughly clean smooth surface, but there is just the least amount of bacteria. First, you need to clean the interdental space, the outer surface of the tongue, and then smooth the surface. Must be particularly well cleaned interdental space, because that is where gingivitis starts. Can help antibacterial liquid mouthwash. With good tooth brushing gingivitis has no chance to exist.