Individuals with bleeding gums should practice good oral hygiene at home. This includes brushing at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush, using a fluoridated toothpaste, flossing daily, and rinsing with an antimicrobial mouthwash. It is important to be gentle while brushing and flossing to avoid further irritation of the gums.
If bleeding gums persist despite good oral hygiene practices, it is important to seek professional dental care. A dentist or periodontist can assess the condition of the gums, provide appropriate treatment, such as professional cleanings, scaling and root planing, or other periodontal therapies, and offer guidance on proper oral care.