Why Are My Gums Bleeding?
Do you notice your gums appear to be bleeding after you brush and floss your teeth? It is more common than you probably realize. Most people likely experience this from time to time. Most of the time, it is nothing to be concerned about. It can happen if something becomes stuck between your teeth and makes the area sore, for example if a kernel becomes lodged after eating popcorn. The problem arises when the gums continue to bleed daily, indicating there is an underlying issue that needs to be corrected. Some possible causes of bleeding gums can include:
Brushing and Flossing Too Hard
If you notice bleeding gums, the first step would be to evaluate the manner in which you brush and floss your teeth. If you are using vigorous or rough motions, you are most likely causing trauma to your gums. If you are unsure how to properly brush and floss, we can assist you and answer any questions you may have.
Although gum disease does not have many warning signs, one of the few is bleeding gums. If you have a build-up of plaque along the gumline it can lead to bleeding gums. Bleeding gums is typically a sign of gingivitis, which is inflammation of the gums. This is the beginning stage of gum disease.
A diet that is full of sugar and processed foods can lead to bleeding gums. Be sure to eat a balanced diet that is rich in various nutrients and vitamins, such as fruits, vegetables and protein.
Health Problems and Medications
Certain health issues, such as blood disorders and liver disease, can lead to bleeding gums. This is also a common symptom of many medications like blood thinners. It is also common to experience bleeding gums during pregnancy.
If you are located in the Denton, MD area and are suffering from bleeding gums we recommend contacting our office to schedule an appointment. We want to rule out any of the issues we have mentioned above.