There are certain oral health problems that are so common that they end up being ignored entirely. It’s not like those affected don’t care about their oral health, but they’re just so used to hearing about or seeing any given symptom than they don’t pay it any real mind. However, there is one particular symptom that’s spectacularly common but that should never, ever be ignored if found to be persistent…bleeding.
The gums and other parts of the mouth can be extremely sensitive. Heck, you often need only eat a bag of high-fiber chips to end up with all manner of cuts and scrapes! As such, it is inevitable that from time to time you will notice minor bleeding – most likely on your toothbrush. And when this happens there really is no need to panic as chances are it’s nothing. That being said, if it persists for more than a couple of days, you should consider getting it checked out.
The good news is that if it does turn out to be an early-stage sign of gum disease, it is very treatable doesn’t demand any intensive surgery at all. If fact, you might only need a special toothpaste, mouthwash or complimentary product to help get the problem sorted. You must however make sure you do as instructed because gum disease happens to be the number-one cause of premature tooth loss in the country. The damage that can be done to the gums by gum disease that goes untreated can be both severe and irreparable. True you can have reconstructive surgery and implants, but this really isn’t the right way to look at it when prevention and early-stage treatment can be so simple.
Blood on your toothbrush may not in fact mean a thing, but this does not mean you can afford to ignore it.