Have you ever noticed blood in your mouth after flossing? Or maybe you saw a little pink in the sink after brushing your teeth? If you answer yes to either of the questions, it means you are experiencing bleeding gums. Although bleeding gums is common and usually not serious, at times, it is an indication of an underlying disease. Some of them are less serious, but others may push you to book an appointment with your dentist sooner than later.
In the following paragraphs we mentions some reason why you might be experiencing gum bleeding…
First of all, Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gingiva, commonly known as gums. It is the first stage of gum disease. Second, some common signs of gingivitis in adults include swollen or tender gums, bad breath, and in most cases, gums that bleed easily during brushing or flossing. And third, Gingivitis is usually caused due to the accumulation of plaque between and around your teeth, meaning good oral hygiene can help prevent and cure mild cases of gingivitis. For serious cases, consult your dentist as soon as possible.
Brushing Too Hard
Here is another common reason for bleeding gums is either brushing too hard. The bleeding can be a sign for you to be a little gentle on your teeth and do not exert too much pressure as it can damage the area surrounding your teeth i.e. the gums. If you have recently switched to a brush with harder bristles, then bleeding gums can also mean that you need to take it down a notch and shift back to a brush with softer bristles.
Blood-thinning medications are also a potential cause of bleeding gums. Such medications reduce the blood’s ability to become thick and clot, making it easier for you to bleed out from different body parts, including your gumline.
Fortunately, this is not something to worry about. In conclusion, just make sure that whenever you visit your dentist, you let him/her know about your blood-thinning medication so that it is easier for him/her to identify the cause of bleeding and help you deal with it.