My Gums are Bleeding

Bleeding gums are a common concern for people. If performing any task, like brushing and cleaning between your teeth, and bleeding occurs, often times, people will make the assumption they did something wrong. A person will believe they pressed too hard, poked the gum tissues, or caused some type of trauma when they were cleaning their gums and teeth. This is usually not the case.   

Bleeding Gum

When we wash our hands, if they start to bleed, this would be abnormal and a sign of a cut or infection. The same goes for your gums. If they are bleeding when you are caring for them, this is a sign of infection or inflammation. Unless you know you did in fact cause trauma or maybe you poked the gum tissues when eating, bleeding gums are a sign that you need to pay MORE attention. We wouldn’t ignore an area of our hands that started to bleed. We would gently, but thoroughly, clean that area until it healed. This should be the same for any areas that bleed in the mouth.   

There is a tendency to focus more on the tooth surface when cleaning teeth but really, we should be focusing on the gum line. This is where harmful bacteria will create infection and if not removed daily, will cause tiny ‘cuts’. When you brush or touch those ‘cuts’ you create bleeding. This is a very simple way to explain the disease process caused by bacteria but imagine if you left that cut on your hand dirty. It would never heal, and this is what is happening when the bacteria are left on the tooth and gums too long. 

Cleaning your teeth and gums has become a major factor in keeping the mouth and body healthy. The next time you see bleeding when you are caring for your mouth, don’t shy away. Instead, investigate further! Be gentle but thorough with your cleaning routine. You may need to incorporate an additional tool to effectively clean the areas you see are bleeding. Be sure to see your dental professional and let them know when and where you see these signs of inflammation.   


Good luck!   


  • Partial Dentures Longmont

    Bleeding gums can cause permanent tooth loss. It makes the tooth very weak which will surely in tooth separation. When your gums are bleeding, it is essential to pay attention to the issue. Just visit the dentistry quickly and ask for treatment. They will also tell you about the exact issue. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Becca

    Really amazing post. Nowadays Bleeding gums problem are a common problem and so many people are facing this problem. Toothpaste is also reduced bleeding gums problem if toothpaste contains charcoal, fluoride and whitening ingredients. These ingredients help to remove bad breath and clean whitening teeth. Burst toothpaste reduces bleeding gum problem.

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    Gum disease is the inflammation of the gums that can progress to the bone that surrounds and supports your tooth. If dental floss is not used and teeth are not brushed every day, plaque can accumulate in the teeth and bacteria with get attached. This was quite useful information. Thanks for sharing this.
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  • Immediate Dentures London KY

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  • Joann

    Thank you for that information.

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