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It’s quite inconvenient and even alarming to have bleeding gums. But did you know there are ways you can prevent bleeding gums in the first place? Well, it’s true! Our dentist, Dr. Josef Mamaliger, is happy to give you the tips you need to prevent this occurrence and keep your gums in tip-top shape.

The first thing you need to do is brush your teeth twice each day for two minutes each time. Your gums typically bleed because of the bacteria and infection in the area (which is often caused by the first stage of gum disease). If the area is cleaned often, the gums won’t need to send blood to the area to fight the infection.

The second thing you need to do is floss your teeth once a day. Flossing can remove the bacteria that live along the gumline. This is one of the best ways to keep your gums healthy and strong. So, make sure to floss your teeth each night before you head to bed.

The third thing is to visit your dentist every six months. This is important because the professional dental cleaning provided is one of the only treatments that can completely remove the plaque, tartar, and other harmful substances from your teeth and gums that make the gums bleed.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about how to prevent bleeding gums in Ridgecrest, California, please contact The Dentist House at 760-446-7343 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!