What makes gums bleed?

teeth health smile dentistBleeding gums are often the first sign of gum disease but there are other reasons why gums bleed.
Key takeaways
– Smoking and certain medications can irritate gum tissues
– Flossing or brushing your teeth with too much force can cause gums to bleed
– Throw away any old or damaged toothbrushes and choose one with soft bristles
If you experience bleeding gums you should schedule an appointment with your dentist to check what is causing the problem.
“Brushing aggressively is not only damaging to your teeth, it can be damaging to gums too.”
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