One or two eyebrows can be raised if they notice some crimson in the sink after brushing or flossing. Your gums may appear to be bleeding needlessly. But take into account these typical causes of gum bleeding before you fall down the rabbit hole of what-ifs.
Common Causes of Gums Bleeding:
The first place to look might be the extra effort you’ve put into brushing since your most recent visit. Aim for gentle and thorough brushing instead of vigorously scrubbing a stack of dishes the day after Thanksgiving. Gently brush two to three teeth at a time while positioning the brushes at a 45-degree angle along your gum line.
Inadequate Or Forceful Flossing
Your gums may bleed if your flossing practice is altered. Bleeding is typical if you’ve resumed regular flossing after a brief break or if you’re flossing more vigorously than usual. Always floss thoroughly and frequently.
Gum bleeding can be caused by some over-the-counter (including aspirin) and prescription (including blood thinners) medications. Keep us informed if you and your healthcare practitioner decide to change the medications you’re taking and be sure to let us know which ones you’re taking.
An important contributing cause to gum bleeding is a vitamin deficit. Vitamin K makes sure your blood clots, vitamin C keeps your teeth and gums healthy, and vitamin A helps build your teeth and safeguards the membranes in your mouth. If you’ve improved your cleanliness but you’re still seeing blood in your mouth after brushing, try increasing your intake of vitamin-rich meals.
Gingivitis And Periodontitis
Gingivitis and periodontitis frequently exhibit the symptoms of bleeding, pain, and swelling of the gums. Both gingivitis and the more serious periodontitis require treatment, often as a result of poor oral hygiene.
When It’s Time For A Visit
It’s recommended to schedule a visit if you make modifications to your dental hygiene practice but the bleeding doesn’t stop after 10 days.