What Causes Bleeding Gums?
You’re brushing your teeth and notice a bit of pink when you spit out the toothpaste. Or perhaps, you spot some blood on your dental floss. Noticing that your gums bleed when you brush or floss can be alarming — while the occasional, small amount of blood may not be a cause for concern, you shouldn’t ignore the problem if your gums are bleeding consistently. There are a variety of reasons that gums may start to bleed during brushing. While some bleeding is temporary and not a reason for alarm, bleeding from the gums can sometimes have a more serious cause. Changing your oral care routine can also make your gums bleed, at least at first. We take a look at the possible causes of bleeding gums, and some solutions to stop the bleeding.
In some instances, bleeding gums are no big deal, but severe cases can warrant professional treatment. With the right diagnosis and personal care, you can put bleeding gums behind you.
Do you have any questions about your gums? Call Westermeier Martin Dental care to schedule an appointment with your dentist 716-655-5000 or request an appointment online.