The Problem With Bleeding Gums - beenleigh dentist

The Problem With Bleeding Gums

You’re brushing your teeth and when you spit out your toothpaste you notice a trace of crimson. Perhaps you notice some bleeding at your gum line when you floss. The amount of blood involved might not seem like a big deal. However, if your gums are bleeding regularly, it is dangerous ignore it.

Bleeding gums are often a sign of gingivitis or some more serious condition. If you do notice tenderness or bleeding, your first stop should always be at Alex Bratic Dental Care in Beenleigh.

What Causes Bleeding/Tender/Inflamed Teeth?

Most cases of bleeding gums are due to dental plaque (bacterial deposits) and calculus (tartar) building up where the teeth and gums come together. This causes the gum tissues to become inflamed, which is known as gingivitis. If plaque and calculus continue to accumulate over time, continuing inflammation can lead to bad breath, tenderness and bleeding.