Bleeding gums, tender gums, discoloured teeth, mouth ulcers and bad breath are all signs of food intolerances. If you have bad teeth, chances are you’re eating foods that don’t agree with you, it’s not just “bad genetics”. This is fixable but do it ASAP because enamel damage doesn’t heal – the gum problems heal.
Dad as an example: Dad had gum disease and receding gums. He used a water pick to help but his teeth weren’t in good shape. He has zero gum issues now. No tenderness, no more recession, and no gum disease. He’s shocked. This is one of the things he mentions most to me that surprises him. Even if he travels and doesn’t bring his water pick, there’s no bleeding when he comes home.
Me as an example: My gums used to bleed when I brushed my teeth. I also had discoloured teeth. When I have a reaction to something I’ve eaten, my gums bleed again. As soon as the reaction is over my gums stop bleeding. My plaque levels have gone down shockingly. I don’t have plaque anymore, my dentist has commented on it. I used to have terrible plaque build up and always got hell for not flossing – what they thought the cause of my gums bleeding was.
The diet should help your mouth situation. Gum disease isn’t a good idea, and bleeding gums are not a good sign. You don’t want to end up without teeth as an old dude/dudette right?
Last thing I want to mention:
If you have weirdly discoloured teeth, you should do a genetic test for the Celiac gene. 23andme includes the gene on their test. One of the signs of Celiac are teeth that look yellow and smaller with staining.
My grandfathers on both sides lost all or a good portion of their teeth by the time they were middle-aged. Turns out they both have the Celiac gene. My teeth had dental enamel wear early on that was definitely from food. Celiac gene or not, diet can mess up your teeth terribly – as shows by Dad. Ditching gluten should help (and ditching everything else that isn’t good should definitely help).