If your gums are bleeding after you have brushed your teeth or if your gums
are reddening, you are showing the early stages of gum (Periodontal) disease.
harbors bacteria can get in under the gum line of your tooth
and can start weakening and softening your gums. Because it’s under the
gum line you can’t always see it unlike tooth decay, gum disease
doesn’t usually hurt or cause pain.
When you brush, the infected gums are irritated to the point that the weak
membranes are broken causing slight bleeding. Pain is not always
associated with bleeding gums as the moisture and saliva in the mouth have
a natural numbing effect on the broken tissue.
The good news is that our Dental Hygienist and Dentist’s can treat it fairly quickly
and bring your mouth back to its normal healthy condition.
Proper brushing and flossing, and use of an anti-plaque rinse and plaque-fighting
toothpaste, help inhibit the plaque build-up that causes gingivitis.