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Bleeding Gums? - Natural Remedies that Work

Updated on March 23, 2017

Do your Gums Bleed?

Many people suffer from bleeding gums every day. you a simple trick to stop your gums from bleeding and get rid of the bad breath it causes. First and most importantly, it is advised that if you are experiencing bleeding gums, you should make sure to get regular cleanings at your dentist.

Bleeding gums can be a sign you have gingivitis, periodontal disease or worse medical problems. It is important to check with your dentist, and physician, when you have bleeding gums. These methods here are not to be substituted for proper medical or dental care. However, I will show you natural methods that can help stop, tender bleeding gums and the bad breath it causes.

Bleeding Gums

Bleeding is never a good sign. When gums begin to become sensitive and bleed when brushing or flossing, this is a good sign that something is wrong. If left untreated, bleeding gums can lead to more serious periodontal disease including the losing and loss of permanent teeth in adults.

Bleeding gums can be the result of many reasons. They are usually warning sign of Gingivitis and Periodontal disease. Gingivitis causes gums to become tender, swell and bleeding. Your first line of defense against bleeding gums is proper dental care. Proper dental care is mandatory to healthy gums and teeth.

Even with the best dental care, you can have medical problems that will cause these symptoms. Medications that cause dry mouth can also contribute to bad breath and bleeding gums.

How do you Treat Bleeding Gums?

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Causes of Bleeding Gums

Improper brushing: Many people assume that the harder the toothbrush, the better it is for cleaning your teeth. The truth of the matter is the best type of toothbrush is a medium to a soft bristle toothbrush.

Flossing: It is important to brush your teeth and gums with gentle consistent pressure, so as not to bruise your gums. Flossing is a mandatory part of proper dental care. Flossing the teeth removed food, plaque and prevents cavities from developing between the teeth.

If you do not floss, you are more likely to develop gingivitis. Gingivitis causes inflammation of the gums and bleeding. If not treated properly gingivitis can turn into periodontal disease and tooth loss...

Dietary Deficiencies: Severe deficiencies in Vitamin C, K, and Calcium, can lead to tender, inflamed and bleeding gums. Eat balanced diet or take vitamin supplements if you are not eating properly.

Eating Disorders: Bulimia and anorexia can cause severe vitamin deficiencies and cause bleeding and inflamed gums.

Pregnancy: Some pregnant woman may experience swollen, bleeding gums, due to nausea, vomiting and not getting sufficient supplemental nutrition. Also, hormonal changes in the body can cause problems with teeth and gums. If toothpaste causes nausea, try salt and baking soda.

Disease: Certain diseases such as leukemia, liver disease, and diabetes and kidney disease can cause bleeding gums and other problems with the teeth.


Natural Remedies for Bleeding Gums

Grapefruit seed extract - is great for killing bacteria under the gums that can cause tender and bleeding gums. Place a few drops of grapefruit seed extract on dental floss and floss trouble areas. Also, you can make a mouthwash with a few drops of GSE in a half cup of water and gargle briskly.

2.5 Alkaline Water - 2.5 Kangen water has disinfecting properties that kill most bacteria within 30 seconds of contact. Use it as a rinse three times a day after brushing and flossing for great results.

Milk of Magnesia - Pathogenic bacteria is killed by substances in Milk of Magnesia. Prepare a mouthwash of one tablespoon of Mil of Magnesia and in 4 ounces of water. Gargle after brushing daily to stop bleeding gums.

Supplements - If you are not eating properly or do not take vitamins, take a multivitamin with Vitamin K, C, Calcium, and B complex in them

Saltwater - Rinse three times a day with a salt water solution. Add one teaspoon of salt to a glass of warm water.

Goldenseal - You can purchase golden seal at the health food store. Make a paste of goldenseal and water and massage gently on bleeding gums, to draw out bacteria between the gums... Goldenseal is very bitter, so rinse thoroughly

PerioWash: PerioWash is an organic herbal mouthwash that helps with inflamed and bleeding gums. It contains goldenseal black walnut, thyme, olive leaf rosemary, and other herbs that promote gum health.

Visit your Dentist Regularly


Visit your Dentist

How you care for your teeth at home, is the front line of your dental health. That means brushing 2 - 3 times a day, flossing after every meal, limiting sweets and corrosive drinks like soda.

You dentist is the second line of defense because as a health professional they can examine you and find problems in the making and address issues of concern. Many people don't go to the dentist because they don't have dental insurance and can not afford the out-of-pocket expense.

Use these natural methods as a temporary measure, until you can visit your dentist to find out the root causes of you bleeding gums. Your dentist he will make sure to clean any plaque or food trapped in pockets in your gums. X-rays can often detect hidden problems that can not be seen with the naked eye.

*** Disclaimer ***

We are not dental professionals, and information viewed here is meant for medical advice. If you are having problems with pain or bleeding gums, please visit your dentist.


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      Pamela Lipscomb 2 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Thanks for the information! I will add it!

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      Dr. Samprita Sahu 2 years ago from Indore, India

      Hi Pamela (2besure)

      read this hub... it is quite informative but would like to just mention that bleeding gums/gingivitis during pregnancy is more due to hormonal changes rather than nausea and vomiting.

      Dr. Samprita

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      Bert 4 years ago

      Good hub! I just wanned to add that the remedy is indeed brushing and flossing and having a good diet qith lots of vegetables even raw. Also that the problem with pregnant women is more of about hormonal imbalance.

      thanks for sharing

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      Naweed 4 years ago

      It was an interesting information to be considered by everyone. I'm 24 years old and have gum bleeding. It occurs when i even rinse it with common water. It takes my one or two minutes to stop.

      I'll try the above mentioned tips. Thanks Naweed Afghanistan

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      Jordan 4 years ago

      Lovely stuff will put it to test have no money to afford dental care my gums bleed badly worse when I eat white bread I shy in front of people I'm bookmaking this page

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      eleana 4 years ago

      I agree this natural remedies are truly useful.Thnxs a lot .

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      Camila 4 years ago

      Interesting suggestions to keep your gum healthy. Not to sure if the Perio-wash product is found in South Africa ?

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      Pamela Lipscomb 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      I agree Richmond Dentist, it is so simple, many people don't do it with the necessary consistency! Thanks for sharing.

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      richmond dentist 4 years ago

      We all know that having gum problems is a serious medical condition that needs to be dealt with care. And we know also that an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. Caring for our gums is not that difficult all we need to do is to brush our teeth regularly, floss and visiting our dentist twice a year.

      Very informative post, keep on sharing one. :)

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      Pamela Lipscomb 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      I keep grapefruit seed extract in my bathrooms. It works very well and kills bacteria that cause bad breath!

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      Adrienne F Manson 5 years ago from Atlanta

      2besure, loved your hub on "How to Stop Bleeding Gums Naturally". I plan to implement some of your tips into my daily oral healthcare regiment. The Milk of Magnesia was a surprise, totally never heard of using MM for bleeding gums. The PerioWash I never heard of, and really would consider trying it out. Voted up, and interesting. Thanks for sharing with the HP community.

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      denture cream settlements 6 years ago

      I need this natural advice to make my gums healthy and to avoid Gingivitis.

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      Pamela Lipscomb 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      DentalimplansAZ, thanks for your passionate comments. You smile is one of the most important things we show people every day.

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      DentalImplantsAZ 6 years ago from Sun City, AZ

      Really a very informative discussion.Your teeth are so important and yet people neglect them.How will you feel having a good body,good looks,proper dress up,well body language but a smile with rotten teeth! People cry for good smile but don't take care of it.We should take care of gums,because,they are worthy.How can you enjoy those yummy foods then!

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      Pamela Lipscomb 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      CM, thanks for your comment and you are right you oral health goes hand in hand with you physical health.

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      CMHypno 6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      Interesting information on bleeding gums - oral health is so important, but still so neglected

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      Psalmist4M 6 years ago from the Shelter of His Wings

      Some very helpful tips and great for those who are struggling financially & unable to afford dental coverage. Every little bit helps. Thanks for sharing.

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      Research Analyst 6 years ago

      This is really good to know, I have always had a theory that commercial toothpaste is causing bleeding gums. Dietary deficiencies makes a lot of sense as well as the improper brushing with hard toothbrushes. I like to use baking soda, its gentle, gets teeth clean and white too.

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      Pamela Lipscomb 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      bj you said a mouth full! LOL

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      BJBenson 6 years ago from USA

      Teeth are so important for good health.

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      Pamela Lipscomb 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Very true. Healthy teeth improve the quality of our lives.

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      billyaustindillon 6 years ago

      Excellent hubs. Your teeth are so important and yet people neglect them. There is nothing worse than seeing rotten teeth - let alone how they must feel. Very Austin Powers...

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