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Bleeding Gums: Causes and Treatment Atlanta, GA
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Do you typically see bleeding at your gums when you brush your teeth?  This may be common for you, but did you know that bleeding gums are in fact, not normal at all.  This is an issue that can be caused by multiple conditions and Atlanta residents should address the problem to get their mouths, and especially their gums,  healthy again.

Causes of Bleeding Gums

Gingivitis is a mild form of periodontal disease that causes inflammation and irritation of gums which often results in bleeding when they’re touched with a toothbrush or floss.

If left untreated, gingivitis continues to develop and can turn into full-blown gum disease, which is a serious condition that can cause tooth loss.

Hormonal changes in women can also be the cause of bleeding gums.  Puberty, pregnancy, and menopause are often times when women suffer from gum issues.  Typically, these changes are temporary, but gum tissue should be closely monitored to ensure that the problem doesn’t get out of control.

Bleeding gums can also occur in people who are stressed or smokers due to their weakened immune system. Either condition can make them more susceptible to developing an infection.

Treatment for Bleeding Gums

At home, it’s important to brush, floss, and use mouthwash on a daily basis.  When brushing you should angle the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle towards the gums, so that the tips of the bristles get under the gumlines.

To treat your bleeding gums most effectively, you’ll need the assistance of our Atlanta dentist.  When you come in, our dental hygienists will clean your teeth thoroughly, especially around the gumline where plaque and tartar buildup collect.

Having a professional cleaning every six months will keep your gum tissue healthy and control bleeding. If it’s time for you to see the dentist, then call Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta today.  We look forward to meeting you!

Posted on behalf of Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta

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Atlanta, GA 30339

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I was recommended this practice from another dentist who told me this is where she would send her own family. I can definitely see why. This is a state of the art practice that is clean, modern, and well lit. The staff did a superb job.

James R.

Everything about my experience was enjoyable. I felt like the practice used all of the most advanced and best technology out there which gave me a wonderful feeling of confidence. They were very professional and straight forward and I have never had a better dentistry experience. I'd highly recommend checking them out if you're looking for a new dentist. They're friendly and efficient and they really do know what they're doing there.

Meghan D.

Dr Zelby has been my dentist now for almost 17 years. Not only is he a really nice person, his dentistry is completely top notch. If you need any restorations, I don't think that there is another place to even consider. You'll be amazed with his work!

Brian S.

Dr. Levine was great, and Dr. Zelby stopped by and answered some questions I had about sheering forces on enamel. They were both very friendly, and the hygenist (whose name I forget, unfortunately) gave one of the most thorough cleanings I've ever had. The office was clean, the devices all seem shiny and well maintained, and overall it was a great experience

Benjamin S.

After going to another dentist, doctor Zelby was able to fix my front two teeth so that the front two teeth were back to the same length and color. I'm so thankful he was able to make them look normal again. Dr. Zelby and his staff are so pleasant to be around as well. I highly recommend this office if you have a major problem with your teeth that need to be fixed. He can get it done and he will make sure you are happy.

Carrie G.

I had been going to the same dentist for many years and switched to Aesthetic and Implant recently. My experience with Dr Levine was incredible. I cannot be happier with the decision I made. The cleaning and other services I received were well above and beyond any other I have ever had. Highly recommend this practice to everyone!

Matthew G.

Couldn't be happier! Absolutely worth the travel time. Dr Zelby is without doubt the best - caring, knowledgeable, reassuring and very professional. Couldn't ask for better dentistry. Staff also very competent and professional. Beautiful, clean environment

Diane W.

Megan is the best dental hygienist I’ve ever had. She does a phenomenal job keeping your teeth clean, is super nice, and makes you feel right at home. The whole staff is very friendly and I couldn’t recommend this place enough!

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