Why Are My Gums Bleeding When I Brush Or Floss?

Gum disease is one of the most common problems faced by patients of all ages. This is because most patients do not exercise proper oral hygiene, and the beginning stages of gum disease are completely painless.

If you are flossing or brushing too hard, and notice that your gums are bleeding after each session, then you may want to visit your dentist. Bleeding gums are often a symptom of early-stage gum disease called gingivitis.

Gum Disease Prevention:

  • Proper Oral Hygiene At Home
    • This will include brushing at least twice per day and for at least two minutes per session. Try to brush after each meal if possible, and always before bed. Of course, flossing is recommended after brushing. Also, mouthwash will help wash away anything missed during brushing and flossing.
  • Attending regular checkups with Plantation Road Dental Care.
    • We only need to see you twice per year, and these two visits will allow us to give your teeth a professional cleaning. This will also help us spot any dental concerns.
  • Avoid All Tobacco Products
    • Avoiding cigarettes and other forms of tobacco as these types of products will make it more difficult to recognize gum disease and will cause additional problems for your oral health. When we say all forms of tobacco, we mean e-cigarettes and vaping as well!

Even If You Do Not Have Symptoms

Even if you don’t notice any symptoms, you may still have some degree of gum disease. In some people, gum disease may affect specific teeth, such as the molars. Plantation Road Dental Care can recognize and assess the progression of gum disease.


Schedule A Consultation

If you or a loved one is experiencing irritated or bleeding gums or a more advanced stage of gum disease, then visit Plantation Road Dental Care. Our team can work with you to create a treatment plan that addresses all of your cosmetic needs. To learn more, contact us or request an appointment.