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Reasons Why You Could Have Bleeding Gums Aside from Gum Disease
Posted on 8/20/2019 by Sundberg Office
Gum disease is something that is fairly common throughout the country. With millions of people with it, and some of them not even knowing they have it, it is an issue that should be kept in mind. We see patients regularly that are looking for a way to make their gums healthier and stronger.
There are other reasons for bleeding gums other than gum disease. These reasons may not be anything that you can fix and some of them might be something that you can find relief from with simple cleaning instructions. Learn more about bleeding gums and what causes them.
Other Causes of Bleeding Gums
There are many causes of bleeding gums. Sometimes gingivitis, the starting of gum disease, is to cause. Usually, this can be something that is turned around with time if the patient receives a thorough cleaning from our office and continues to provide themselves with strong oral hygiene habits.
Another reason is because the person is predisposed to bleeding. It might just be something genetic. Some people bleed more than others and when this is the case, it might be something that may never go away.
Another reason could be that you're pressing down too hard while flossing. This is causing irritation to happen and the gums to cut open and bleed. Slowly moving the floss between the teeth can help prevent bleeding from happening.
Speak with our office today when you give us a call and let us know if your gums need a bit of extra attention. We can take a look to see what can be done, if anything, so you can brush a bit better and feel better about your gums and teeth. Call us today and we can schedule a time for you to come in and have an exam. A better smile starts with an exam from our office.