Bleeding Gums


The cause of bleeding gums can be associated with many things, such as:

  • Gingivitis or Periodontal Disease

In some cases, the cause of bleeding gums is associated with an individual suffering from gingivitis or periodontal disease. If you suffer from bleeding gums, make your dentist aware of this concern so that they can properly address this problem and help create a plan for treatment.

  • Inconsistent Flossing

Once individuals develop a consistent routine of this, the bleeding will likely stop after a week.

  • Pregnancy Gingivitis

The gums become inflamed and tender when pregnant and can sometimes bleed when brushing.

  • Taking Blood Thinners
  • Brushing your teeth too hard

Use a soft-bristled brush when brushing to help reduce brushing too hard.


If you feel that your bleeding gums is a concern, don’t hesitate to reach out to your dentist and see what next-steps may be right for you.