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Many people suffer from bleeding gums, but most of them overlook it. Overlooking your bleeding gums is the worst thing you can do, and it’s best to pinpoint the problem and treat it as soon as possible. To help you recognize the cause of your bleeding gums, we have provided the following situations that can be involved with bleeding gums:

Gingivitis: Gingivitis is a dangerous disease that needs to be treated as soon as possible. This disease generally develops when the plaque on your teeth reside for a long period of time. Eventually, the plaque will begin to irritate your gums and make them bleed. If this condition is left untreated, it can advance into the later stages of the disease and can result in loose and lost teeth. The best and only way to treat this disease is by attending your dental cleaning appointments.

Flossing: If you do not floss your smile each day, the technique and the floss could make your gums bleed when you do decide to floss. This is because, over time, the gums become tender and sensitive, so when the floss rubs against them, they tend to bleed. So, to prevent this occurrence, it’s best to floss every day.

Brushing: Forcefully brushing with a new toothbrush could definitely make your gums bleed. This is because your gums are oral tissues that can be easily damaged if you are not gentle with them. So, do your best to brush in a softer, gentler way.

Using tobacco products: Tobacco products are extremely harmful to your gums. When you smoke, your chances for developing gum disease increase and you are more likely to experience oral sores. The best way to treat and prevent these problems is to quit smoking and stop using tobacco products. If you need help kicking the habit, we are more than happy to help you.

Call our office today if you have any questions. Also, please remember that bleeding gums should not be overlooked. Make an appointment with us today so you can pinpoint the cause of your bleeding gums and finally treat it. We look forward to helping you!