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Many people think that bleeding gums aren’t a big deal. Similarly, several people seem to ignore them entirely. Unfortunately, bleeding gums aren’t normal and could actually be a sign of significant problems. However, please don’t misunderstand—bleeding gums might not always be a sign of trouble.

For instance, would you be surprised to learn that if you’re trying to get into a consistent health routine, your gums could bleed for a few days? You see, when you start flossing, your floss will go into your gum line, which disturbs them, and causes them to bleed. However, if this bleeding does not let up, you may need to visit your dentist as soon as possible.

Similarly, there may be medications which may make you more likely to bleed. These medications can also help make it harder for your body to stop bleeding. To avoid these types of problems, we recommend telling your dentist about any medications you might be taking.

Finally, please remember that bleeding gums could also be a sign of gingivitis, which can lead to a number of complications. Unfortunately, if gingivitis is left untreated for too long, you may have to cope with tooth decay, bad breath, and even sensitive teeth.

Would you like to learn more about what could be causing bleeding gums? Are you worried about the health of your gums? Are you simply hoping to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Lisa Halliday? If so, we invite you to give Lisa Halliday, DMD & Tom Halliday, DDS a call at 707-996-6704. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have. We’re excited to hear from you.