Are bleeding gums always a sign of gum disease?

teeth health dentist smileBleeding gums are often a sign of gum disease but there are other reasons why your gums might bleed.

Key takeaways

– Brushing teeth aggressively with a hard toothbrush can cause bleeding.

– Flossing teeth for the first time or after a long break can make gums bleed

– Smoking and some medications can irritate your gums

Bleeding gums are definitely a sign that you need to see a dentist.

“If you haven’t flossed in quite some time but are starting a routine again, it’s likely you’ll see a little blood when flossing your teeth.”