Why Do Your Gums Bleed When You Floss?
Have you ever seen a tinge of pink in the sink and wondered
to yourself, "Why do my gums bleed when flossing?" This is
a question asked by many people, and with good reason. It
is an incredibly important one. Bleeding gums are nothing
to take lightly. We are going to discuss the many reasons
why throughout the course of this article.
bleeding gums can be one of the first signs of gum
disease. It may be just starting or it may already be
pronounced. Contrary to popular belief, gum disease does not
just happen to older people. It does not just happen to adults,
teenagers, or young children either. It can affect people of
all ages, people of any age. Basically, if you do not take
proper care of your teeth by regularly brushing, flossing, and
use of a dental irrigator,
you may be at risk.
Bleeding while flossing or brushing can point to gum
disease, which can also be known as periodontal disease. What
happens is that the tissues and the bones surrounding and
supporting your teeth become infected. Try using an oral irrigator for better
results. If periodontal disease goes untreated for too long,
your teeth can become loose. You can even lose them!
Primarily, bleeding gums are the most common sign of the gum
disease or gingivitis. Fortunately, this is one form of
periodontal disease which can be reversed with surprising ease.
You really should talk to your dentist at the first sign of
blood, especially if you experience other symptoms. Some of
these include tender gums, or if your gums are red and
That being said, sometimes you may be flossing a little too
hard. It is possible to have sensitive gums, but you never want
to explain away any blood on your own. Talk to your dentist and
get a check up - and remember to brush at least twice a
Author: Scott Wells recommends the book: What You Should
Know about Gum Disease for those seeking more information on
this topic. ISBN: 978-0981485508
Disclaimer: If you have or think you might have gum
disease or any other health problem, please visit your doctor
or periodontist for advice, diagnosis and treatment. This
article is for information purposes only and does not intend to
provide advice, diagnosis or treatment for any health