What is the best care for bleeding gums?

@bhchy1 (6052)
United States
October 23, 2006 12:15am CST
Someone suggested saltwater?
5 responses
• United States
23 Oct 06
Yes, the dentist will tell you to rinse your mouth with warm saltwater several times a day. And FLOSS!!! If, while your gums are bleeding, you will floss 3 times a day and then rinse for at least 60 seconds afterward with warm saltwater, you should see improvement in just a few day. Ten years ago I had to have gum surgery - not a fun thing to go through - and I lost 2 teeth over it, because I didn't floss. So, after your gums stop bleeding, go get your teeth cleaned real good and keep on FLOSSING! You'll save yourself pain and MONEY. Take it from someone who learned this the hard way.
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@bhchy1 (6052)
• United States
23 Oct 06
Thanks...It's hard to get my daughter to floos..but maybe she will go for the salt water...she salts everything she eats..
• United States
23 Oct 06
Take her to the dentist and let him show her some pictures of people with gum disease. Maybe that will spook her enough to start flossing. I've made alot of mistakes in my life and mostly I think that I've learned valuable lessons from them and don't really want to go back and change what I did. But if I could change one thing in my past, I would floss. Honestly. People just do not realize how important this is.
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@bhchy1 (6052)
• United States
24 Oct 06
She's Autistic..stuff like that usually backfires on me. She has her annual teeth cleaning coming up in Nov...wanted to see if I could improve it some before then...Will give the salt water a try tonight...lord..I just hope she doesn't swallow it...lol
• Germany
19 Jan 07
I think you should use some good medicated toothpaste. The good ones really work. e.g Forhans
@Deane_2005 (1645)
• Philippines
19 Jan 07
I think you have gingivitis , due to plaque accumulation in a long run the infection might have destroyed your gums, periodontal ligaments and your alveolar socket that holds your tooth. Actually gingivitis can be caused by tartar build up in your teeth and can also be cause by brushing too much and flossing your teeth the wrong way. I would have suggest that you should undergo tooth scaling or perhaps use toothpaste such as sensodyne for your gums. Drink a lot of water, you mus thave a good oral hygiene and if possible use electric toothbrush as it was effective than manual toothbrush. Use dental floss as well and visit your dentist 2 times a year if possible.
@salman11 (77)
• Pakistan
4 Dec 06
eat carots and apples.
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
4 Dec 06
first, l ove the pic of the kitten in the car, and yes. salt water does help. you might try and get some kids flossing and try with with her. mine have animal flossers and they love to floss. best of luck