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- Use a soft toothbrush -- and brush properly! Brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and after meals. Hard brushing can further damage the soft tissues of your mouth.
- Floss at least once a day and be sure to floss beyond the gum line to remove more plaque.
- Control bleeding by applying pressure to the area with a cold compress.
- Rinse with salt water or hydrogen peroxide to keep the area clean. Avoid mouthwashes that contain alcohol, which can dry out your mouth.
- Stay away from smoking and other tobacco products, which can aggravate bleeding gums.
- Eat a balanced diet and limit snacking between meals. Carbohydrates and sugars feed dental plaque.
- Try an oral irrigation device, commonly known as a "water pick," to clear debris from around the gum line.
- Have your dentures aligned as needed.
- You may need deep cleaning along with surgical curettage or gum strengthening procedure. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person.
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