About Bleeding Gums

If you notice that your gums bleed when you brush your teeth or possibly even when you eat something that's a little rougher to chew, then you want to get to the bottom of what is causing it. The best thing for you to do is to get in to see the dentist who will be able to diagnose and treat you. However, this article will offer you some helpful information in the meantime:

You may be suffering from gum disease – One of the signs that you may be suffering from gum disease is gums that bleed when you brush them. Some other signs include bad breath, a bad taste in your mouth, redness, and inflammation. Getting in for a dental appointment to begin early treatment is very important if you do have gum disease.

You may not be properly caring for your teeth – If you aren't taking good care of your teeth by brushing them regularly, then your gums may bleed. This may be the very start of gingivitis which leads to gum disease. However, if you catch it early enough and begin taking good care of your teeth, then you can get your gums healthy again.

You're not using the right toothbrush – A lot of people are under the misconception that a hard-bristled toothbrush does a better job of cleaning their teeth. However, no one should be using a hard-bristled toothbrush unless their dentist has suggested for them to do so, which would be rare. If you are using a hard-bristled brush and you experience bleeding gums, then you should switch to a soft-bristled toothbrush and see if this solves the issue.

Your medication may cause bleeding gums – If you are on certain medications, such as blood thinners, then they can make it easier for you to bleed and this includes seeing your gums bleed when you brush your teeth. If this is the case, you want to let your dentist and your doctor know that you are having these side effects.

Pregnancy may cause gums to bleed – If you are pregnant, then this may be causing your gums to bleed when you brush them. When you are pregnant, your hormone changes can affect many different things to happen to you physically and just one of them can be gums that bleed easier.

Generally unhealthy gums can bleed – If unhealthy gums run in your family, then this may make you more prone to them bleeding when you brush them. If you are prone to unhealthy gums, then it is even more important for you to make sure you never miss a dental appointment and you diligently take care of your teeth on a daily basis.

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