If your gums seem more sensitive than normal lately, and bleed upon brushing or flossing, you may be dealing with the early stages of gingivitis. Gingivitis is basically inflammation of the gums and is the initial stage of gum disease. While gingivitis is no reason to panic, it is something you need to get a handle on before it has a chance to progress. Let’s discuss the cause of your bleeding gums and the solution to the problem.
The direct cause of your bleeding gums is likely plaque build up. When plaque begins to form on your teeth and gums it produces toxins that can irritate your gum tissue. Plaque is basically a film of bacteria that grows when it isn’t removed through daily brushing and flossing. The longer plaque grows, the more damage it can do to your teeth and gums. Luckily, in the early stages of gum disease, the damage can be reversed since it hasn’t yet made its way to the bone and connective tissue that holds your teeth into place.Read More