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Will painful, bleeding gums while brushing & flossing eventually go away?

If your hands became swollen and started to bleed when you washed them, you would be concerned. Yet, many people think swollen, bleeding gums during and after brushing and flossing is normal. Swollen and bleeding gums are a warning that something is wrong with your oral health. It could be as simple as poor brushing and flossing techniques. Or, it could be gingivitis, a disease caused by a buildup of plaque which contains germs that break down the healthy tissue around the teeth. If gingivitis is left untreated, it can lead to periodontal disease, a long-term gum condition that damages […]

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Oral health a part of your overall health

Your oral health offers clues about your overall health. Studies suggest that oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with periodontal (gum) disease might play a role in some diseases.  According to the Mayo Clinic, possible conditions associated with your oral health include: Endocarditis. Endocarditis is an infection of the inner lining of your heart (endocardium). Endocarditis typically occurs when bacteria or other germs from another part of your body, such as your mouth, spread through your bloodstream and attach to damaged areas in your heart. Cardiovascular disease. Some research suggests that heart disease, clogged arteries and stroke might be linked to the […]

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