Do you notice that when you brush your teeth, you have bleeding gums? If so, you may find that you feel very alarmed, you’re not quite sure what to do, and you sure wish you knew why it was happening. This is actually a very common symptom of a problem with your gum health. Learn more about the likely cause of the bleeding, how to respond, and how to prevent it in the future.

Bleeding May Mean Gum Disease

Bleeding gums is a very common sign that you have developed gingivitis. On the spectrum of gum disease, which is a progressive problem, this is the very first stage. Fortunately, it’s treatable and usually something we can completely clear, helping your gum health return to normal.

Don’t Panic, Just Call Us

If you see bleeding gums when you brush or floss, don’t panic. It can look a little scary but we can help! Call us, let us know about the symptom, and then come in. If gingivitis is the issue, we can provide you with a deep cleaning that will begin steering your smile back in the direction of good health.

Prevent Gingivitis With Proper Care

If you’re wondering how to avoid bleeding gums and the problem this symptom comes from, which is gum disease, we are happy to report it’s very easy. Your gums tend to swell and bleed due to an overgrowth of bacteria, which happens when plaque and tartar are not cleaned from teeth. To clean your smile effectively, you should brush two times every day. You will also need to floss every day, just once each day. Don’t forget: You need cleanings at our practice, too. Schedule them every six months!

Protect Your Gum Health With Us

See us if you notice bleeding gums, so we may help you get your gum health back in shape. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699.