Bleeding gums are a sign of gingivitis, or inflammation of your gums. It's a common and mild form of gum disease, and it's caused by a buildup of plaque at your gumline. The best way to prevent bleeding gums is to add certain foods in the diet as it can help heal the gums and improve the oral health.
Here are a few foods which we should eat to prevent bleeding gums:
Milk does the body good by replenishing the calcium stores in the body that helps strengthen your gums. Not only does drinking milk make gum tissue stronger, the calcium but also helps fortify tooth enamel, making it more resistant to harmful oral bacteria that cause cavities to develop.
Drinking 100% cranberry juice contains an enzyme that serves as a repellent for bacteria on your teeth. This enzyme keeps the bacteria from being able to stick your teeth, which prevents it from eating away the layers of your teeth.
Apricots are a good source of beta-carotene which converts to vitamin A in your body. Vitamin A deficiency contributes to sore and bleeding gums. Even spinach and carrots are also good sources of beta-carotene.
4. Foods Rich in Vitamin C
Eating foods rich in vitamin C can strengthen your immune system and help fight off the gum infections that cause bleeding gums. Conversely, not getting enough vitamin C in your diet may worsen bleeding if you have gum disease.
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