Bleeding gums, Gingivitis, Gum infection – No Wonder You’re Not Smiling.
Left unchecked; gingivitis can lead to periodontitis, an advanced and even more serious form of jawbone and gum disease.
When you have bleeding gums, it’s hardly pleasant. Bad breath, sensitive teeth, soreness when you eat, and unsightly discoloured and gum infection are all par for the course. But the chances are those bleeding gums are also a sign of impending gingivitis – a form of gum disease.
It’s important to act. Left unchecked; gingivitis can lead to periodontitis, an advanced and even more serious form of jawbone and gum disease. When the gum infection and inflammation spreads from the gums to the ligaments and bone that support the teeth, this loss of support causes the teeth to become loose and eventually fall out. Not a pretty sight, and extremely expensive and uncomfortable to treat.
As if that’s not bad enough, potentially, gingivitis is detrimental to your general health. If ignored, it can actually increase the risk of heart disease, pancreatic cancer, and a whole host of other life-threatening diseases.
But why does gum disease occur?
Quite simply, without adequate dental hygiene, plaque builds up along the gum line inflaming them and causing those bleeding gums. This plaque eventually hardens into tartar. The area between the teeth and gums reacts by opening up, exposing the softer upper bony section of the tooth. This exposure opens the door to greedy, hungry bacteria that flood into these protected voids and multiply rapidly, fed by sweet sugary foods and drinks in their cosy environment, unreachable by your trusty toothbrush.
Millions of bacteria are now able to enter the bloodstream easily, bypassing the body’s usual external defences, where they can start to wreak havoc in the body.
There can be a number of causes apart from plaque build up, some of which are pretty scary, but they’re less common. Among them, any bleeding disorders, brushing too hard or improper flossing, hormonal changes during pregnancy, ill-fitting dentures, leukaemia, scurvy (yes, it still exists), use of blood thinners or Vitamin K deficiency. So you can see it’s important to get those bleeding gums checked out.
And take note: just because your bleeding gums are not severe yet, doesn’t mean you can be complacent.
But there is a way back to good health. The first step in gum disease treatment is to get a check up at the dentist! Next, brush your teeth correctly and use DXN’s Ganozhi Toothpaste. While most other commercial toothpastes merely clean teeth, Ganozhi toothpaste alone contains ganoderma, the renowned super medicinal mushroom, to provide extra strength and nutrition to the gums themselves.
Even if dental care is just not affordable, or you’re dental-phobic, and would rather let your teeth rot in your head than go for a check up, it’s no excuse not to take the first easy step, and switch right now to Ganozhi Toothpaste. And being a DXN product, you know it’s quality assured and TGA approved.
So if you’re looking for a treatment for gingivitis, start with Ganozhi toothpaste. And if you don’t want those bleeding gums turn in to gingivitis, do it right now.
You really don’t want to be in for a lifetime of expensive-to-treat and serious gum disease.
Both gingivitis and especially periodontitis are prohibitively expensive conditions to treat, requiring extensive specialist help, and even surgery. So early treatment for gingivitis and gum disease, plus long term prevention is a definite must.