Why Are My Gums Bleeding When I Floss?

Bleeding gums are the first sign of gum disease. Most of people think, their gum bleeds as they are pushing floss too hard on the gum and causing gum to bleed. Healthy gums wouldn't bleed while flossing and brushing your teeth. If bleeding occurs it's usually a strong indication that there may be further issues that may need attention. 

Don't Stop Flossing 

When you notice the first sign of bleeding, that doesn't mean you should stop flossing. Bleeding happens when the gums are inflamed from not flossing. The best thing to do is to know the proper way to floss. Brush twice a day for two minutes,mouthwash is highly recommended. There are plenty of mouthwashes that help improve the health of gums. 

Visit Your Dentist Regurly 

If you suspect that you have periodontal disease or any other oral health problems, your dentist will be able to help you with your concerning issues. Dental x-rays can show the dentist the health of your gums,bones, and teeth. There are also certain charting a dentist can peform on a patient to measure how deep the pocket between your gums and teeth are. 

What You Can Do Now 

Schedule your next dental appointment. Don't wait until something hurts, it maybe too late. In most cases the damage may be too severe and may result in the cost to repair the issues at hand and may be more invasive and expensive. We know life can get busy and people often time don't have the time to call and set up an appointment. At Dr. Patel's dental office, in Worcester, we have made it easy for our patients or any new patients to set up an apointment online or through text at 508-756-5141. 


RDA Tanya Tran Registered Dental Assistant

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