Bleeding during flossing or brushing is not normal and should not be ignored. Here is why you should not ignore bleeding gums.
– Unless you are using a frayed toothbrush that hurts your mouth, bleeding when brushing is a sign of gingivitis or severe gum (periodontal) disease.
– Built up plaque is a major cause of bleeding and inflamed gums and sensitivity when eating or drinking.
– Other signs of bleeding gums are redness, tooth loss and teeth appearing longer from gum recession.
Bleeding gums should be treated by a dentist.
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