We reveal the top ten reasons why your gums bleed …
Bad oral hygiene
Gingiva can bleed when it is inflamed and this happens when people fail to keep their teeth clean. A lot of people do not brush them properly and it leads to accumulating dental plaque and then a toothache on the teeth. The gingiva will be irritated and red, swollen and painful. Then it can bleed to the slightest provocation.
Distorted or malnourished teeth
This tooth position can make them uninhabitable and routine brushing can lead to bleeding. Distorted teeth can also lead to food being trapped between adjacent teeth. This again causes in chewing, gums to become inflamed and bleed easily.
This can happen due to fanatical brushing or using a hard toothbrush that can damage the gingiva. Therefore a soft brush should be used and the toothbrush should be changed every 3 months.
Vitamin C Deficiency
Medical is characterized as a disease, it happens when not enough fruits and vegetables are included in one’s diet. This leads to swelling, gingival pain that easily bleeds and loss of teeth.
Deficiency of vitamin K
This vitamin is an important factor in clotting the blood process in our body. Hence, when it is deficient, the tendency to bleed any part of the body – including the gingiva – increases. The main source of this vitamin in our body is the intestinal microflora. If you have long used oral antibiotics that destroy the abdominal microflora, it could increase the tendency to bleed.
Hormonal changes in women
These occur at different stages in a woman’s life, such as when she reaches puberty, during pregnancy or in postmenopausal women. These changes also occur regularly during stress periods or during the use of oral contraceptive pills. These hormonal changes increase the chances of bleeding from the gingival collector.
There is a whole range of disease bleeding – genetic and idiopathic (of unknown origin) – including thrombocytopenic purpura, von Willebrand’s disease, etc., which increases our general preference for bleeding. These can be manifested by bleeding from the gums. So you should never ignore bleeding gums, as they could be a mirror of a more serious problem.
Today it is quite common to find people living with chronic illnesses for whom they should use regular medication. Certain drugs such as aspirin, clopidogrel, etc. are given to patients at risk of heart attack or stroke, drugs given for epilepsy, cancer, chemotherapy, etc. may cause the gingiva to bleed.
The liver is a major organ that produces many factors, which once again forms an important part of the coagulation process in our bodies. So any kind of liver disease or chronic alcoholism that impairs liver metabolism can lead to bleeding of the gingiva.
Certain types of cancer, such as leukemia (cancer of the blood) or multiple myeloma (bone cancer) can cause gingival bleeding. In contrast to these reasons mentioned above, there may be many other reasons, such as the use of tobacco, stress, radiation therapy, HIV, etc., all of which can lead to gum disease and possible bleeding.
The next time you notice bleeding when brushing your teeth, chewing food or completely spontaneously, do not ignore it, but visit your dentist as fast as you can.