Toddlers And Bleeding Gums: What Should You Do?
by Jenny Green
It's worrying to see, but toddlers and bleeding gums represent an early warning sign of poor tooth brushing routines, unhealthy diets or other oral issues in your child. Bleeding gums are a symptom of a condition called gingivitis including signs of red, swollen gums and pink-stained saliva after toothbrushing. There are actions that parents can take to combat the issue. Improving brushing habits and feeding your toddler a more tooth-friendly diet usually reduce bleeding in seven to 10 days, according to the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD).