What Is Causing Your Gums To Bleed?
Do you often notice that the water when you rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth is pink or red? If so, you may be experiencing bleeding gums. Bleeding gums can happen to anyone and doesn’t always indicate a problem with your oral health. It can happen because of something as simple as food being trapped between the teeth. If you experience bleeding gums frequently, it may be an indication that there is a problem with your oral health. Some possible causes of bleeding gums include:
Poor Oral Hygiene
One of the most common causes of bleeding gums is improper oral hygiene. If you are not brushing and flossing your teeth properly, you may be causing damage to your gums. Bleeding gums are extremely common if you brush and floss too roughly. It may also be a result of using a toothbrush with stiff bristles. If you are unsure how to properly brush or floss your teeth, we are happy to help! We can also make toothbrush recommendations.
This condition affects more than half of American adults, but one of the biggest problems is that there aren’t a lot of warnings to indicate you may be suffering from this disease. One of the few warning signs is bleeding gums. Gum disease develops when there is an abundance of bacteria and plaque along the gumline. Bleeding gums are typical in the early stages of the disease.
When taking a new medication, even if it is over the counter, patients don’t realize that it can affect their oral health. Be sure to list all medications you are taking when you visit our office. We can help determine if any of the medications you take regularly are causing your problem with bleeding gums.
If you experience bleeding gums regularly, it is important not to worry, but be sure to visit us soon. If you are on the Upper East Side, we recommend calling our office to schedule an appointment. We can perform an examination, determine the exact cause, and recommend a treatment plan. We look forward to helping get your oral health back on track.
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