Noticing that your gums bleed when you brush or floss can be alarming. What are the possible causes of bleeding gums? There are different reasons that gums may start to bleed during brushing, some are temporary and some are of more concern.
If you are worried about your oral health, including bleeding or tender gums, simply make an appointment at Dr. Sachdeva’s Dental Surgery.
Why Do Gums Bleed?
The most common cause of bleeding gums is dental plaque (bacterial deposits) and calculus (tartar) building up where the teeth meet the gums. This causes the gum tissues to become inflamed, which is known as gingivitis. Gingivitis can lead to bad breath as well as gum tenderness and bleeding.