Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

Why Are My Guns Bleeding?

If your gums are bleeding, visit our Brooklyn NY or Paramus NJ dentist office to have your teeth examined. At Always Beautiful Smile  and Paramus Dental Arts we can examine you and determine whether they are bleeding due to simple irritation or if there is a greater health concern. You can schedule an appointment with our office in Brooklyn by calling (718) 743-0299 or if you live in Parmaus by calling ( 201) 845-5533.  In the meantime, here is what you need to know about your gums.

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Symptoms of Gum Disease that You Should Watch For

At Always Beautiful Smile, we encourage you to keep an eye on your gum health and call us if any of these signs persist for longer than a week

Bleeding Gums

Red or Irritated Gums

Swollen Gums

Your Teeth Appear Longer

If you notice any of these symptoms, the best thing to do is call a Dr. Margarita Degtyareva or Dr. Olga Degtyareva for an official diagnosis. Self-treating can lead to additional problems because you may not be addressing the actual cause of the problem. You can schedule an appointment with our office in Brooklyn by calling (718) 743-0299 .  Or if you live in Paramus by calling (201) 845-5533.

Causes of Gum Disease

Poor Oral Hygiene



Plaque and Tartar Buildup Underneath the Gum Tissue


Some Medications

How to Manage and Treat Gum Disease

There are several ways to prevent gum disease and the symptoms that arise from it. If you have already experienced symptoms of bleeding or swollen gums, following these steps will still help you. However, it is wise to visit our office for an examination so that we can make customized treatment recommendations.

In the meantime, you can manage your symptoms by doing the following –

Brush and floss regularly

Remember to brush your teeth at least twice a day and when you do, use a soft or electric toothbrush. Make sure that you are brushing food away from your gums and towards the center of your mouth. This is important to prevent plaque buildup at your gum line. Flossing should be at least once per day and you must make sure to go all the way down along the sides of your teeth.

Use an antiseptic mouthwash

Another way to kill bacteria is to use an antiseptic mouthwash. This is an easy way to kill some of the bacteria that you have not been able to brush away and you may notice that your gums feel instantly better after using it.

Have your teeth cleaned twice a year

At Always Beautiful Smile, we encourage you to visit our dental office twice per year so that we can clean your teeth, removing plaque and tartar that was left behind from your daily brushing. This is your best defense against gum disease or even some of the subtle symptoms like bleeding and swelling.

Stop smoking

More than bad for your lungs, using tobacco products is also bad for your oral health. Not only can it lead to oral cancer but it also increases your risk for gum disease.

Schedule a deep cleaning

If you already have gum disease we may recommend that you have a deep cleaning or root planing and scaling procedure. This allows the dentist to remove tartar and plaque that has built up underneath the gum tissue. The procedure is typically completed in two to four appointments but it works incredibly well for removing the cause of the problem.

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