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Cause of Bleeding Gums When Brushing Teeth

smile health beauty teethGingivitis is probably the cause of bleeding gums. When left untreated, gingivitis may even cause teeth to fall out.

Key takeaways:

– Plaque will cause inflammation and swelling around the gums the longer that it stays there. Gingivitis does not cause pain and may go unnoticed for a long time.

– Gum disease is linked to the increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

– Good oral hygiene will help prevent gingivitis. Brush your teeth twice every day and floss your teeth to avoid plaque buildup.

Make an appointment with your dentist, too. Guys with bleeding gums or signs of cavities—toothache, pain when you eat hot or cold food, or pain when you bite down—should get a cleaning every three months.

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Drinks Contain Too Much Acid That Destroys Teeth Enamel

teeth smile beautyDental erosion will cause teeth sensitivity, cracked teeth, and discolored teeth. Enamel erosion is in a big part caused by acids in foods and drinks that people consume.

Key takeaways:

– Tooth erosion has been on the rise as people consume lots of acidic drinks. Acid corrodes tooth enamel making it thin and leads to sensitive and cracked teeth.

– Drinks such as soft drinks, fruit juices, sports drinks, and teas contain high amounts of acids.

– These drinks also contain high amounts of sugar that combine with plaque bacteria to produce acids that attack tooth enamel.

In soft drinks, especially in cola soft drinks, one of the main flavoring agents is phosphoric acid. That’s the acid we use in dentistry to roughen tooth enamel before applying a bonding agent. We use it like sandpaper.

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