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Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

FAQ Friday Why Are My Gums Bleeding

Have you noticed blood when you brush or floss your teeth? While minimal bleeding from your gums may appear normal, there could potentially be an underlying issue if the bleeding happens regularly.

The bleeding could be the result of something simple such as brushing your teeth too vigorously. Our gums are extremely sensitive and brushing hard can actually irritate them and cause them to bleed. However, it can also be the result of a more severe health condition like gingivitis or periodontal disease. If you have noticed blood in the sink when you brush your teeth on more than a few occasions and have experienced bad breath or a slightly foul taste in your mouth, then you should schedule an appointment with our dentist for a check-up. 

People who wear dentures may sometimes experience bleeding gums when dentures fit too tightly. Talk to our dentist or orthodontist if dentures or other oral appliances are causing your gums to bleed. They may need to take a new perspective to create a better-fitting mouthpiece. 

Schedule your next appointment at Cal Select Dental Group today!

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