Englewood Cliffs Dentist gives possible reasons for bleeding gums
- Brushing too hard
- The type of bristle
What to watch out for?
Keep a watch to see if the bleeding continues even with the softer approach to brushing. If it does you may have early signs of Gingivitis or gum disease. Do not panic! Gingivitis or gum disease is common and it can be reversed with proper oral hygiene. Left untreated, however, Gingivitis can lead to the more advanced gum problem known as Periodontitis, which is an infection of the gums, jawbone and supportive tissue that connect your teeth and gums. Left untreated, Periodontitis leads to loosening and possibly loss of tooth or teeth.
Do not be closed-mouthed about gums that bleed when brushing, but open wide and tell concerns to your Englewood Cliffs dentist as soon as possible.