Often, bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease or other health problems. While occasional gum bleeding may be caused by vigorous brushing or improper flossing, frequent bleeding indicated more severe conditions. The most common causes are gingivitis and periodontitis, which make your gums sensitive and prone to bleeding.
Causes of Bleeding Gums
- Vitamin deficiency
- Dentures that fit too tightly
- Hormonal changes during pregnancy
- Brushing too hard
- Improper flossing
- Tooth or gum infection
Your dentist may recommend an antiseptic mouthwash, soft toothbrush, or an electric toothbrush to clean the gumline better. Bleeding is important to treat because it may be a sign of gum disease, plaque buildup, or a serious medical condition.
Visit Dental Arts San Diego
During your visit with us, we will let you know if you have gingivitis and show you the proper brushing and flossing technique to remove plaque from your gum line. Maintaining a healthy dental routine will reduce your risk for gingivitis from developing into periodontal disease. To prevent common dental problems like this, we advise our patients to regularly floss, brush, and have professional cleanings twice a year. You can schedule an appointment over the phone at (619) 444-1001 or get in touch through our website contact form.