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The Cause of Bleeding Gums

This is a problem that many people face. You haven’t flossed your teeth in a long time and when you decide to start doing it, your mouth quickly fills up with blood. Although it can be a scary sight, don’t be too alarmed, however it is something you should take seriously.

Bleeding gums can be a sign of many different oral health issues. Here are some of the reasons why your gums may be bleeding after you brush or floss:


The build-up of plaque and cavity causing bacteria on your teeth and gums causes inflammation, which can lead to bleeding during brushing or flossing. A symptom free ailment (besides the bleeding) if left untreated it can lead to more serious oral issues such as periodontal disease.


Regular smoking makes you more susceptible to periodontal disease.

Poor Diet and Poor Oral Hygiene Practices

Making unhealthy eating decisions paired with not keeping up with proper and regular dental hygiene practices can create an environment that causes your gums to bleed, among other issues.

If you notice your gums are bleeding a lot when you brush or floss, make sure to consult your local Orleans dental professional.

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