Why do my gums bleed when I brush?
If your teeth bleed when you brush, it may be a sign that you are not brushing and flossing thoroughly. It may also be an indication of the presence of gum disease. If you are experiencing bleeding gums, you should make an appointment at our Dillon dental office for a professional cleaning with a dental hygienist.
Even if you are very diligent with your at-home oral health routine, you may still develop periodontal disease. The reason for this is that tartar that builds up in the nooks and crannies of your teeth cannot be removed by brushing and flossing. A dental hygienist is trained to find this buildup and remove it during a regular professional cleaning.
During your appointment, your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned and examined to see if gum disease is developing. The hygienist at our Dillon dental office will also be happy to show you the proper way to brush and floss to avoid bleeding gums and the onset of gum disease.
Please contact our office if you have any questions about proper oral hygiene practices or to set up an appointment for a cleaning. Our oral hygienist will be happy to spend the time with you to make sure that you are protecting your dental health with a good routine of oral hygiene