What Can It All Mean if Your Gums Bleed After Brushing?
Posted on 11/20/2019 by Dr. VanBrunt
Bleeding gums should be a serious concern for anyone worried about their oral hygiene. If your gums bleed after brushing, it can be many possibilities as to why they are doing so.
The causes range from improper dental hygiene to gum disease. It is important to keep track of your oral hygiene so that you can track the cause of bleeding gums if necessary.
Reasons Gums Can Bleed After Brushing
If you do not brush regularly, it is possible that your gums are experiencing bleeding due to gum disease. Gum disease occurs when the gums become inflamed due to bacteria build up within the mouth. Early signs of gum disease are red and swollen gums as well as bleeding.
Gum disease needs to be checked immediately as it can progress to much worse stages where teeth may need to be removed. However, gum disease is not the only reason your gums may be experiencing bleeding after brushing.
Another common reason your gums may bleed after brushing is the techniques that you use to brush. We understand that you want to make sure your teeth are clean in the morning or at night but brushing too vigorously or too much can cause a lot of unnecessary wear on the teeth and gums. When you brush too hard or too often it causes a lot of stress to your gums and it can harm the integrity of your gums.
A good way to know if you are brushing too hard is if bleeding occurs occasionally when brushing your teeth. If your gums do not bleed every time after brushing, it usually indicates there are times that you brush your teeth harder than other times. To solve this problem, all you need to do is be more conscious the pressure you apply when brushing.
When bleeding gums continue over the course a few weeks, it is necessary to call our office for assistance. Bleeding gums can lead to other dental problems, whether it is related to gum disease or not. If you stop by, we can examine your gums and give you some helpful information as to why they are bleeding.