If you notice that your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth, then do not ignore this as it may be indicative of a more serious problem.
Left untreated, bleeding gums can lead to gingivitis and eventually loose teeth & loss of teeth. Treating bleeding gums is paramount in order to prevent loss of teeth due to gingivitis.
Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums. It occurs because a film of plaque builds up on your teeth and near the gum line causing swelling. The body’s immune system fights these bacteria causing inflammation which can attack the soft gum tissues and the bone structure that supports the teeth.
Although gingivitis is a non-destructive type of periodontal disease, left untreated it can lead to periodontitis which is serious and can result in the loss of teeth.
Just like your body, your gums require vitamins and minerals for healthy gums. There may be vitamin deficiencies within your body that result in bleeding gums. The most important vitamins for healthy gums include Vitamin C, Co-Enzyme Q10, Calcium and Vitamin D.
Vitamin C supports the immune system to fight off invading bacteria that cause destruction of your gums and teeth.
Co-Enzyme Q1O (Co-Q10) has been studied and found to benefit sufferers of bleeding gums. Japanese researchers from Nihon University School of Dentistry confirmed that using ubiquinol, the active form of Co-Q10, for two months resulted in less plaque build-up and bleeding by probing. Co-Q10 works to enhance energy production by all the cells of the body including cells of the gums and also oxygenates the soft tissues.
Both calcium and vitamin D work in synergy to build strong bones and healthy teeth.