If you have bleeding gums, the first thing you should do is acknowledge it and avoid ignoring it. Bleeding gums can be a sign of poor oral hygiene and even gum disease. So, it’s important to take the steps necessary to help your oral health. Our dentist, Dr. Joseph Goodman, is happy to help you with your bleeding gums by encouraging you to do the following things:
-Brush regularly: It’s strongly recommended to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush while you do so. Make sure to avoid brushing under or over two minutes because brushing under or over two minutes can harm your oral tissues.
-Floss regularly: Floss at least once a day. This is very important because it removes the plaque from between the teeth and along the gumline. So, make sure to clean the smile thoroughly and regularly.
-Attend your checkups: It’s vital to visit our office for a routine dental cleaning and exam appointment every six months. This is because the cleaning treatment provided removes the plaque and tartar from your teeth and gumline and saves your smile.
Call Joseph Goodman, DDS, DMD today at 310-734-4557 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team is happy to tell you all about how to care for your bleeding gums in Beverly Hills, California. We look forward to your phone call!