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When you’re taking care of your mouth, do you ever notice that your gums start to bleed? Despite what you may have heard, bleeding gums aren’t normal. While your gums might bleed for a number of reasons, there may be several things you can do to avoid the issue.

If your gums are bleeding, you may have gum disease. Gum disease can lead to a number of issues which should be addressed. Aside from bleeding gums, gum disease can lead to sensitive teeth, frequent bad breath, or even tooth loss. You should be able to avoid gum disease by brushing well. Our team can also offer you several solutions for dealing with your gum disease.

If you haven’t flossed for some time, your gums might also bleed. This is not typically a serious issue, but if the bleeding doesn’t stop after a week, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our team. Similarly, if you brush too hard or with a brush that has firm bristles, your gums might bleed. We recommend speaking to our dentist to learn more about the best brush for you.

Certain medications can also cause your gums to bleed, so please remember to tell our team about any medications you may be taking when you visit us. If you’re interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to give Adrienne L. Fang, DDS a call at 661-253-0588. Dr. Adrienne Fang and our team look forward to hearing from you soon.