Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

My Gums Are Bleeding!

What does this mean?

There are several reasons why your gums may be bleeding, your best bet is to visit the dentist to determine why. However, this blog will give you some reasons why your gums may be bleeding.

    1. New Toothbrush: If you have recently gotten a new tooth brush, the bristles may be hard, so it is best to back to using your soft bristle brush.
    2. Gingivitis: This is the first sign of gum disease, and is where gums become swollen, tender, and may bleed when brushed or flossed. Remember to brush and floss properly in order to prevent Gingivitis.
    3. Smoker: Smoking increases your chance for gum disease which can involve bleeding gums.
    4. Poor Oral Hygiene: If you aren’t brushing your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes and flossing daily then plaque could be sitting on your gum line that can cause gum disease and bleeding.
    5. Stress: You may not realize, but stress can cause bleeding gums due to suppressed immune systems because of the stress.

It is important to not ignore your bleeding gums. If you do find yourself spitting blood into the sink after brushing, it’s probably a good time to visit the dentist. Being proactive with your oral health is important to your overall health. 

If you’re in Chandler, contact us at (480) 812-2800 to schedule an appointment, or visit our office at 3175 S Price Rd, Ste 140, Chandler, AZ, 85248. 

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