Why Are My Gums Bleeding?
Have you been noticing signs of pink or red when you are brushing your teeth? If so, it may mean that you have bleeding gums. Bleeding gums does not automatically indicate a problem with your oral health, but if you notice it is occurring frequently, it should prompt you to visit our office to ensure there isn’t a problem. Bleeding gums can be caused by something as simple as trapped food between your teeth, and once you floss and brush thoroughly, the problem is gone. Some other possible causes of bleeding gums include:
Several medications can cause bleeding gums, especially blood thinners. If you have any irritation or brush or floss too harshly, you increase your likelihood of bleeding. It is important to notify our office of any changes in your medical history and the medications you are taking because they can affect how we clean your teeth.
Poor Oral Hygiene
If you are not properly brushing and flossing your teeth, you can be causing damage to your gums, which is particularly common if you brush and floss roughly. If you are unsure how to brush or floss your teeth correctly, please do not be embarrassed. We can help you during your next visit.
Unfortunately, gum disease often remains undiagnosed because there are no obvious warning signs. One of the few warning signs is bleeding gums. Gum disease can develop when plaque and bacteria build up along the gumline.
If you experience bleeding gums, it is important not to worry, but it is important to visit us soon. If you are in the Wellington, FL area, we recommend calling our office to schedule an appointment. We can perform an examination to determine the exact cause and recommend a treatment plan. We look forward to helping you get your oral health back on track.