When I brush my teeth my gums start bleeding?


Bleeding Gum is a common oral hygiene issue. It is a trivial condition, however if left untreated can lead to long term gum problems.

Most people believe gum bleeding is due to harsh brushing and hurting of the gum. However it occurs due to food particles that accumulate in the gum areas after eating. Without proper brushing or cleaning of your teeth these particles ferments and build Plaque, a white creamy substance. This can lead to Smelly breath and bleeding of the gums

When the brush touches the gum area the gums get inflamed and bleeds.

The prevention for bleeding gums is regular cleaning of the teeth. When the inflamed gums are regularly cleaned, the gum inflammation settles & the bleeding goes away.

As mentioned on T.V, is mouthwash the best way to get rid of plaque?


Unlike what you hear on T.V, mouthwashes are not the solution for removing plaque. Mouthwashes can delay the plaque from forming around the teeth. It also gives a feeling of freshness in your mouth. However it doesn't clean the already established plaque in your mouth. So you should consider brushing in addition to mouthwash.

When I have a cold drink, my teeth feel sensitive?


Sensitive teeth is one of most common problem amongst many of our patients. It is a unique pain and an uncomfortable feeling that can occurs when you have a cold drink, eat an ice-cream or even when you are at the dentist getting you teeth checked.

Usually this occurs when there is a breech on the enamel of the tooth. This is due to a chip on the enamal or an abrasion due to harsh brushing or on rare occasions a "V" shape cut along the gum line (Abfraction) due to clenching while sleeping. For chipped tooth, we can fill the teeth and make them look new again, however the sensitivity cannot be removed completely. You can also use specialised toothpaste to help with the brushing.

My mouth smells even after I have brushed my teeth, How often should I floss my teeth?


Brushing and even mouthwash can help keep yourteeth clean. Brushing your teeth can remove the plaque on the tooth surface by the food stuck in between the teeth can"t be taken off by brushing. These particles are what case the bad smell.

To prevent this it is important you floss your teeth regularly along with brushing with a dental floss or even a toothpick.

In addition it is also important to remember, somtimes it is just not proper brushing that is the causingsmelly teeth. Plaque can build at the edge of the teeth between the gum and while brushing you are missing those areas

While it is important to brush twice a day, floss once a day and use mouthwash, it really doesn’t matter what order you brush your teeth. As long as you make sure you"re disturbing the plaque in your mouth and ensure the plaque dosen't sit on the gums and form cavities and other oral problems.

Mouthwash should be your final step after brushing and flossing, keeping your mouth plaque-free, prevent gum disease and keep your breath fresh.