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My Gums Are Bleeding?

Have you noticed that your toothbrush looks a little pink after your brush your teeth? That pinkish hue is a common sign of bleeding gums. If you don't take steps to treat the condition, you'll increase your risk of developing periodontal disease, a bacterial infection of the gums. The infection can damage gums, teeth, and bones and even cause tooth loss.

Bleeding Gum Causes

Bleeding and other changes in your gums can occur due to:

Prompt treatment of bleeding gums can help you avoid painful periodontal disease. If you've noticed that your gums bleed easily or look red or swollen, contact us and schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

Sources:

Medline Plus: Bleeding Gums, 2/5/18

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003062.htm

American Dental Association: Bleeding Gums

https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/b/bleeding-gums

Colgate: 5 Causes of Bleeding Gums You Should Know

https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/conditions/gum-disease/5-causes-of-bleeding-gums-you-should-know-0613

American Dental Association: Hormones and Dental Health: What Every Woman Needs to Know

https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/h/hormones

WebMD: Bleeding Gums and Your Health, 12/15/16

https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/bleeding-gums-other-conditions#1

PLOS/One: The Association of Gum Bleeding with Respiratory Health in a Population Based Study from Northern Europe, 1/25/16

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26808490

Our staff of dental professionals are dedicated to helping you achieve your dental wellness objectives. Thank you for subscribing to our dental wellness newsletter.

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