Oral hygiene is very important for healthy living. However problems might arise when you notice that you gums are bleeding or a little touch on your gum causes it to bleed. What exactly is the problem? According to a research published in Nutrition Reviews, Vitamin C deficiency is one possible reason for a bleeding gum.
The study showed that bleeding of the gums on gentle probing, or gingival bleeding tendency, and also bleeding in the eye, or retinal hemorrhaging, were associated with low vitamin C levels in the bloodstream. Increasing your daily intake of vitamin C helps with the bleeding problem.
It is best to enrich your meals with vegetables or fruits like kale, kiwi, oranges plus peppers.
People who exclusively eat lean meats and avoid offal, the vitamin-rich organ meats, may be at a particularly high risk for a low vitamin C intake. In summary, take in the vitamin c to prevent bleeding gums or consult your dentist.