How to Stop Bleeding Gums

How to Stop Bleeding Gums
Yikes - your gums are sore and bleeding. It’s not a pretty sight. What is causing your gums to bleed and what can you do about it?

The main cause of bleeding gums is the buildup of plaque at the gum line. When plaque sits on your teeth and gums for too long, its acidic base eats away at the healthy structure of your teeth. 

And that’s not all. Plaque also produces toxins that irritate and inflame the gums. As bad bacteria overwhelms good bacteria, you’re left with cavities, swollen gums, and bad breath. Together, these symptoms indicate gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. 

Left untreated, gingivitis progresses into the more severe form of gum disease called periodontitis. More than 64 million American adults have periodontitis - suffering from loose teeth, tooth loss, and jawbone degeneration. So, the GOOD NEWS is - your bleeding gums are a sign that something is not right in your mouth - and you can change that by addressing the issue starting today!

Ready to heal your bleeding gums and make your mouth healthy?


Most commercial mouthwashes contain harsh alcohol as a base. This means that they kill the healthy, productive bacteria that is essential to nurturing a balanced oral microbiome. 


Hydrogen peroxide is the most common ingredient in teeth whitening kits, but it’s bad news! You definitely don’t want to expose your mouth to hydrogen peroxide if you’re dealing with bleeding gums and other signs of gingivitis. 

Research shows that potent or ongoing hydrogen peroxide whitening treatment can cause extensive damage to the teeth, including:

  • Increased porosity of surface enamel
  • Loss of minerals from teeth, leading to rough and brittle enamel
  • Destruction of balance oral biome
  • Gum irritation

(Believe it or not, it’s possible to whiten your teeth without a single drop of hydrogen peroxide. An LED teeth whitening system offers a non-toxic way to simultaneously remove stains and enhance your oral health.)


Essential oils are a potent yet gentle healing solution for your infected gums. When diluted in a base like olive oil or coconut oil, essential oils help to clean and nourish gum tissues without damaging them.

Our Primal Life Gum Serum combines the most powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial essential oils - including tea tree oil, peppermint, and lavender oil - into one transformational formula. 


What you brush your teeth with can be the difference in healing your bleeding gums and causing them to bleed. 

Commercial fluoride toothpaste - the kind 4 out of 5 dentists recommend - actually can CAUSE cavities and do little to remove the gum-disease causing plaque. Instead, we recommend brushing with earth clay - particularly bentonite, french green, and kaolin clays - as found in our best-selling Dirty Mouth Tooth Powder.

Bentonite clay is a soft clay composed of aged volcanic ash. The most impressive power of bentonite clay comes from its negatively charged molecules. Those molecules attract positively charged toxins and heavy metals, latch onto dangerous toxins, and draw them out of the body. 

As it gently scrubs and polishes the teeth, it helps to remove tartar and clean the gums. As soon as bentonite clay comes into contact with the bacteria and toxins in your mouth, it absorbs and replaces them with minerals. This process doesn’t merely eliminate the bad, but it optimizes your oral health and saves your gums from the brink of gingivitis and gum disease! 

French green clay molecules essentially “drink” and absorb toxins and impurities from your body while delivering essential minerals in return. This process also pulls blood toward the skin to boost circulation and help your gum tissue bask in a rejuvenating supply of fresh blood circulation. 

White kaolin supplements this impressive formula with its rich array of nutrients, including calcium, silica, zinc, and magnesium. White kaolin clay also offers disinfectant properties that remove disease-causing bacteria from even the darkest nooks and crannies of the mouth.

Heal Bleeding Gums With a Better Oral Care Routine

You can’t heal bleeding gums by half-heartedly flossing a few times a week. The best way to revitalize your gum health and stop the progression of gingivitis is to perform a 21-day oral detox. 

Lasting change doesn’t happen overnight, especially when your teeth and gums remain vulnerable to toxins, bacteria, and plaque. A natural 21-Day Oral Detox Kit gives you the tools and products you need to rebuild your oral health and reverse the progression of gum disease:

  • Dirty Mouth Tooth Powder (Peppermint)
  • Dirty Mouth Tooth Powder (Black Peppermint) 
  • Gum Serum
  • Charcoal Toothbrush
  • Copper Tongue Scraper
  • Natural Dental Floss picks

As long as you stick to this 21-day detox protocol and stay far, far away from conventional toothpaste and mouthwash products, you’ll watch in awe as the health and vibrancy of your mouth improves more than you ever realized was possible. 

You’ll never have to wonder how to stop bleeding gums again!