What Is Causing My Gums To Bleed?
Do you regularly notice red or pink when you rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth? This can indicate bleeding gums. Bleeding gums can happen from something as simple as food that is caught between your teeth or perhaps when food scratches your gums. If you experience bleeding gums regularly, it can be an indication that you have a problem with your oral health. Bleeding gums can be caused by one of the following reasons:
Poor Oral Hygiene
If you do not brush and floss your teeth properly, you may experience bleeding gums. This problem can be caused if you brush and floss too roughly. Be sure to use gentle strokes, not vigorous motions, when brushing your teeth. You might think that brushing harder gets teeth cleaner, but that is just not the case. If you are unsure how to brush and floss your teeth correctly, we will be more than happy to help you during your next visit.
This common condition does not have many warning signs. One of the few signs patients may notice is bleeding gums. If you frequently experience bleeding gums or notice your gums appear swollen and redder than usual, a visit to our office would be wise. Bleeding gums indicate you may be in the beginning stages of this disease.
There are many medications that can cause bleeding gums. Certain medications can irritate the gums or increase the likelihood of bleeding if you brush or floss too harshly. It is important to notify our office of any changes in your medical history or medications you are taking, as this can impact how we clean your teeth here in our office.
If you experience bleeding gums, it is important not to worry, but we do recommend that you visit us soon. If you are in Silverdale, WA or the surrounding area, call 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 you get your oral health back on track.