2. Bleeding gums
While bleeding gums are never good, they’re often nothing more than a sign of lax oral hygiene. If you don’t brush your teeth as regularly as you should, or if you tend to skip flossing, these could be the culprits behind that bit of blood you found on your toothbrush. We can’t stress enough the importance of oral hygiene. Your eyes may be the windows to your soul but your mouth is the gateway to your digestive system and your digestive system is what keeps your body functioning, so keeping it in tip top shape is vital for your health.
If you’ve got your dental routine sorted and are flossing and brushing your teeth twice daily, yet you’re still experiencing bleeding gums, then this could be a sign of a vitamin C deficiency. The best way to combat this is with natural sources of the vitamin found in fruits and vegetables like like guavas, bell peppers, dark leafy greens, cruciferous veggies and oranges. A doctor can also order tests to see whether you have any deficiencies. Just don’t let it go untreated as a simple vitamin deficiency can have a flow on effect, leading to serious illnesses (like Scurvy in the case of vitamin C).