Have you noticed signs of pink or red when you floss or brush your teeth? If so, that is an indication you are experiencing bleeding gums. Almost everyone experiences bleeding gums from time to time, especially if food becomes trapped between the teeth or you brush and floss a little too vigorously. It is important to contact us at Today’s Dental Comfort if you notice your gums bleed frequently, as that can indicate an issue with your gums and overall oral health.
Have you been seeing a bit of blood in the sink when you brush your teeth? That bleeding can be one of the first warning signs of gum disease. When people think of keeping their teeth healthy, they sometimes neglect to consider the importance of gum health. The mild variety of deteriorating gum health is called gingivitis, which infects only your gums. If it is not treated, the infection can travel below the gumline and into your bone. Then, it becomes a more serious form of gum disease called periodontitis. In fact, both gingivitis and periodontitis can cause damage not just to your teeth and oral health, but also to your overall health by increasing your chances of major health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis.