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My Gums Are Bleeding and I Have Braces. What Do I Do?

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If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth and braces or even when you eat, then that’s a sign of gum disease, which is a serious and dangerous dental issue. This means you need to take better care of your smile, especially your gums. To help you, our orthodontist, Dr. Christopher Liang, has some tips to share.

First, you need to improve your flossing routine. This means you need to floss at least once a day, if not more. In fact, it’s best to floss after each time you brush, which should be after each meal and before bed at night. You should also make sure you have an effective and thorough routine. If you need help knowing how to floss, please talk to our orthodontic team and ask for tips.

Second, you need to visit your dentist every six months for a routine dental checkup. This is very important because the cleaning technique can deeply clean your smile and help you eliminate gum disease before it ruins your smile and alters your entire health. So, make sure you attend your appointments regularly.

For more information and details about how to help your bleeding gums when you have braces in Washington, DC, our orthodontic team is happy to help you. All you need to do is contact Liang Orthodontics at 202-966-7711 today. We look forward to hearing from you!