What Bleeding Gums Can Tell You About Your Oral Health

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Are you interested in keeping your teeth healthy and strong? If you are, you probably know that brushing and flossing your teeth are extremely important. You might have also heard that bleeding gums are perfectly normal, but would you be surprised to hear that this isn’t true? Bleeding gums can actually be a sign of several problems, including gum disease.

Would you be surprised to hear that many people have gum disease and don’t realize it? There are actually several stages of gum disease. The first stage is known as gingivitis, which includes red and irritated gums. If you notice either of these symptoms, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our team as soon as possible because gum disease can become more serious if it isn’t addressed quickly.

Luckily, there are several things you can do to prevent gum disease and gingivitis. As you may have heard, gum disease can be caused by lackluster oral hygiene. Cleaning your teeth thoroughly may actually be enough to help you reverse gingivitis. If your gum disease is more severe, our team may be able to reverse it with a more thorough cleaning.

If you’re interested in learning more about dealing with gum disease in Albuquerque, New Mexico, we invite you to give The Office of Dr. Henry Espinosa a call at 505-888-1116. Our dentist, Dr. Henry Espinosa, and our team will inspect your pearly whites and offer you specific advice. We look forward to receiving your call soon!