When we talk about oral health, we say “oral health,” not “tooth health” because there’s so much more to care for than just our teeth. If you notice some blood in your toothpaste after brushing, you may be experiencing early symptoms of gingivitis. If you leave gingivitis untreated, it can spread and develop into gum disease, which can have even more dire health implications. However, if you catch gingivitis early on, it’s easy to treat and prevent..
You should prioritise gum health if you notice:
- Bleeding gums
- Swelling or irritation after flossing
- Blood in your toothpaste after brushing
Your dentist may also notice problems, even if you don’t spot those early warning signs and may advise better gum care. Better gum care will involve flossing every day as well as some light brushing on your gums themselves. When brushing your teeth, bring the toothbrush up onto the gums where your teeth and gums meet to take care of your whole mouth.
The Diamond Clean (DC) 9000 electric toothbrush is a great example of an electric toothbrush to help you take care of your gums. It’s designed to help you remove plaque and take care of your teeth. The DC9000 even syncs with your smart device to help you develop and maintain healthy habits. This all adds up to helping you take care of your teeth and gums.