It is true to say that everyone in the city of London is different, and the same can be said for their teeth and gums. We all have different requirements from how we practise oral hygiene to look after our teeth and gums. However, the last thing you want to see on the toothbrush is blood, for this can indicate that you are either using the wrong toothbrush or brushing too hard. More, worryingly though, it can indicate that you are suffering from the initial stages of gum disease and that you should seek help and advice from your dentist immediately. They can give your teeth a thorough cleaning below the gum-line and remove plaque or tartar and you need to keep going back until the problem has been solved- then you need to get to work at home. You will need to use medicinal toothpastes and mouthwashes in the beginning and also rinse with warm salty water until the bleeding stop. Some people turn to herbal remedies, as they are excellent for calming the gums down and stimulate blood flow inside the gums. Lifestyle and diet also play important roles here: if you smoke, stop, or at least dramatically cut back. Try to improve what you eat and drink- this will help to build up your immune system and help to improve the saliva levels in your mouth. In the long term, gum disease can be a killer, so you should do all you can to prevent it from advancing.