Bleeding Gums

Posted by on Dec 28, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Bleeding Gums

Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth?

Bleeding gums are very common; there are many reasons as to why this may be happening including the following:

– Sign of gingivitis
– Pregnancy
– Early stages of periodontal disease
– Medication (blood thinners)
– Irritated (brushing to hard)
– Not flossing regularly

In many instances swollen and bleeding gums may be a sign of gum disease. Bleeding gums is reversible and preventable. This happens when bacteria in the mouth forms plaque on teeth, the bacteria may cause gums to become inflamed, which can result in red swollen or bleeding gums. Helping to prevent this may include the removal of plaque buildup with a good brushing/flossing twice a day and regular visits to the dentist.