Preventing Bleeding Gums.
When to go in for that check up
If you’ve noticed that your gums are bleeding each time you brush or floss your teeth, it could be a sign that something is wrong.
Bleeding gums can signal that you may have gum disease, a tooth injury or an infection that should be treated right away.
Gum disease often isn’t painful, so you may not notice you have it until it’s reached an advanced stage. However, it is possible to reverse the damage through gum disease treatments offered by your dentist.
Causes of bleeding gums may be attributed to:
Brushing or flossing too hard.
A vitamin deficiency.
Blood thinners or other medications.
A bleeding or clotting disorder.
Pregnancy gingivitis, often caused by hormonal changes.
Mouth problems, including sores.
Chronic health conditions, including diabetes, leukemia or heart disease.
If you’ve noticed an increase in blood while brushing or flossing, schedule an appointment for a check-up with your dentist. A dentist will be able to diagnose and properly treat your bleeding gums while also helping to prevent gum disease by giving you a professional cleaning to remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth.
The Dental Insurance Alternative
If you don’t have dental insurance, don’t worry; there are other options available to save you money on your next dental visit. AmeriPlan discount dental plans are a low-cost alternative to dental insurance that can provide you with savings of 25 percent to 80 percent off of dental procedures provided by an AmeriPlan dentist.
For only $24.95 per month, your entire household can receive substantial savings by joining AmeriPlan Dental Plus program. There are no waiting periods, and no limits to the number of dental visits you may need each year.
You’ll have access to nearly 75,000 dental providers who are proud members of the AmeriPlan network.
AmeriPlan discount dental plans also provide savings on oral surgery, braces and gum disease treatments performed by specialists.
AmeriPlan also offers other medical discounts, saving you money on prescriptions, vision and chiropractic services and more.
To learn how AmeriPlan can make your next visit to the dentist more affordable, For more information call 1-877-280-0933 or