Bleeding gums are a sign of gingivitis and periodontal disease. The bleeding is a result of inflammation from plaque and tartar building up on your teeth. Good oral hygiene consisting of brushing and flossing can help bleeding gums. Any tartar that has accumulated needs to be removed by a dentist or dental hygienist. See your dentist if you have bleeding gums.
Neil R. McGowan, DMD
Specialty: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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East Meadow, NY 11554
What can I do for bleeding gums?
William M. Litaker, Dentist, answered
Should I choose dental products with the ADA Seal?
American Dental Association answered
You can trust products that carry the ADA Seal. Watch as Dr. Maria Lopez Howell explains the evaluation products go through to achieve the ADA Seal.
What is dental health?
Saul Miller, Dentist, answeredDental Health is a general term that refers to the overall health status of your mouth.
In an oral examination the teeth are examined for areas of decay, wear and fracture, defective fillings, crowns and other restorations, mobility, discoloration, missing teeth and occlusion. Oral hygiene and plague accumulation are also evaluated. The gums are examined and evaluated for signs of gum disease including mobility, bleeding, deep areas below the margin of the gum, pus and quality of the gum tissue.
The overall oral mucosa is examined for sores, growths, lumps, irregularities and changes in color.
When everything is within normal limits, the patient is in excellent dental health. When there are problems, dental health is less than perfect and treatment may be indicated.
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