Why Are My Gums Bleeding
Have you noticed that you often see signs of blood when you rinse your mouth after brushing and flossing your teeth? If so, you are experiencing bleeding gums. Bleeding gums can be caused by something as simple as food trapped between teeth, brushing too hard, or flossing too roughly. Signs of bleeding gums are not an immediate cause for concern; however, if you notice it is becoming a regular occurrence, be sure to contact our office. Some other possible causes of bleeding gums includes:
There are many medications that list bleeding gums as one of the side effects. When you are prescribed medication, the doctor often mentions the side effects on your overall health but leaves out the effects on your oral health. It is important to notify our office of any changes in your medical history and the medications you are taking, as they can impact the way we clean your teeth.
Poor Oral Hygiene
If you are not cleaning your teeth properly, you can be causing damage to your gums. This is especially common if you brush and floss roughly. If you are unsure how to properly brush or floss your teeth, please do not be embarrassed. We can show you during your next visit.
Unfortunately, gum disease does not have many warning signs or symptoms, but bleeding gums is an indication you may be experiencing this common disease. Gum disease can develop when plaque and bacteria build up along the gumline.
If you experience bleeding gums, it is important not to worry and visit us soon. If you are located in West Chester, OH or the surrounding area, we recommend calling our office to schedule an appointment. We can perform an examination and determine the exact cause and recommend a treatment plan. We look forward to helping get your oral health back on track.