Treating bleeding gums
Regular Scale & Polish
Visit the Dental House Smithfield dentist regularly for check-ups, our dentists can help spot problems with your gums before you experience any symptoms. Our dentist can also clean, scale and polish your teeth to remove stubborn build-up of plaque bacteria (calculus) and help to prevent gum disease.
After you’ve had your teeth professionally cleaned our dentist will recommend a medicated toothpaste or mouthwash. These will help the gums recover and speed up the healing process. You should find that your teeth stop bleeding within a week.
Proper routine brushing will keep plaque at bay and stop your gums from bleeding in future. Use a good tooth-brush, floss and a mouthwash to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Mouthwash can help kill some of the bacteria that causes gum disease and bad breath. The Plaza Health dentist can provide a specialist mouthwash to do this.
When your mouth dry, it’s not able to clean away food debris, leading to bad breath. Drinking a lot of water helps to keep you hydrated and able to produce lots of saliva.
Smoking causes severe gum disease, very bad breath and many cancers. Stopping can save your life.
Follow A Healthy Diet
Sugary foods and drinks increase the build-up of bacteria and plaque in your mouth. Plaque causes gum disease, bad breath and can lead you to losing teeth.