Are you tired of your gums bleeding every time you brush or floss? It may seem like no big deal, but the truth is that healthy gums shouldn't bleed during your daily oral care routine.
In fact, bleeding gums are a sign of a deeper problem—most often, gingivitis. And if left untreated, it can turn into periodontal disease—or gum disease—the leading cause of tooth loss.
Although bleeding gums are one of the most noticeable signs of gum disease, they are just one of the symptoms. Watch out for other signs such as:
When treated quickly, gum disease can be prevented before causing loose teeth or tooth loss.
Because bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease, you will want to take them seriously. An active oral infection can allow plaque biofilm to spread directly from your mouth into your cardiovascular system, placing a significant strain on your body.
In fact, this plaque biofilm has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other serious health problems.
Other possible causes of gum bleeding include:
It's possible to reverse your bleeding gums by revamping your oral hygiene routine. Brush your teeth and gums gently for at least two minutes, twice a day. Floss daily, making sure to rub the floss up and down against each tooth and below the gumline. With dedication and patience, you may see a complete reversal of bleeding and gingivitis symptoms in just two weeks.
If your symptoms continue, it's important to seek care as soon as possible in order to avoid further complications. We can help you in a number of ways:
Regular dental cleanings are an important step in preventing bleeding gums. This helps remove plaque and tartar buildup, which can lead to gum disease. By getting your teeth cleaned at least every 3 to 6 months, you can keep your gums healthy and prevent bleeding.→ Teeth Cleaning
If you're experiencing bleeding gums, it's important to see a dental professional to determine the cause. Some underlying conditions, such as gum disease or oral infections, can cause bleeding gums. A dental exam will help identify if there is a deeper issue that needs to be addressed.→ Dental Exam
When you trust us with your oral health, you don't just get your teeth cleaned. You also get personalized hygiene product suggestions, like toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwashes, and floss alternatives that can help reduce inflammation and prevent bleeding.→ Hygiene Visit
If you have bleeding gums, make sure to see us as soon as possible. We can help you figure out what's causing the problem and come up with a plan to fix it.