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5 Causes of Bleeding Gums You Should Know

It can be alarming to notice that your gums bleed. What are the possible causes of bleeding gums? If you are concerned regarding what your bleeding gums mean, you should make an appointment with the America’s best dentist, Dr. Anthony Mobasser. Some of the causes of bleeding gums or gingivitis, are discussed below:

1. Medications

Blood thinning medications are on top of the list of the American Dental Association as the possible cause of having bleeding gums. This type of medication decreases your blood to form a clot. As a result, you will experience easier bleeding. Also some prescription drugs can cause dry mouth, in which can cause gingivitis. Recreational drugs are known to cause breakdowns to your gums, and teeth ! Talk to your dentist about it and let your prescribing physician know that you are experiencing bleeding gums.

2. Gingivitis

If you have a gum disease, the first thing you will notice is gum bleeding, inflamed  red gums. Plaques on your teeth and gum line can infect your gums, leading to bleeding gums. When you have gingivitis, your gums will become swollen, tender and bleed easily even with mild brushing. But at this stage, the disease can be alleviated through proper brushing and flossing. To receive proper diagnosis for gingivitis, our top dentist in Beverly Hills can help you out, by examining your periodontal pockets ( sulcus) and have a complete gum examination done.

3. Pregnancy gingivitis

It’s another cause of bleeding gums. Some pregnant women are experiencing bleeding when they brush their teeth. This can be the result of hormonal changes as pregnancy can alter their body’s response to harmful organisms that cause gum disease. Proper oral hygiene is a MUST. It is much safer for pregnant woman to see a good dentist in the second trimester which is the safest time, if ant dental treatment is necessary! If proper and meticulous oral hygiene is practiced by pregnant women bleeding gums symptom should clear up after delivering your baby, and it is advisable to have a proper check up after pregnancy to make sure no cavities developed in the interim. It’s necessary that you see a dentist to prevent your gums from becoming worse.

4. Flossing

Inaccurate way of flossing can lead to bleeding gums, or even root damage. You must know how to floss properly. And if you start to floss more frequently to remove plaque between your teeth, you may notice some bleeding in your gums which is transient, however if gums bleed during flossing it is wise you see the dentist for your gum examination. Bleeding gums during flossing is a sign of gum disease.

5. New brush

Brushing can prevent plaque from building up. However, if you switch from soft-bristled brush to a firmer brush hoping that it will get rid of plaque, you may notice that your gums bleed easily.Actually you can damage the gums around the neck of your teeth and cause gum recession. Proper tooth brushing is a must, and each electrical or automatic tooth brushes have specific instructions, due to the design of their brush heads that needs to be followed. Per Dr Mobasser it is wise to change your brushes every 2 month maximum. The best tooth brushes are soft or medium-bristled brush. Talk to your dentist about the best toothbrush that is right for you. At Dr. Anthony Mobasser , you will receive optimum gum dental health care for your bleeding gums. You should not wait until your condition becomes serious. Dr. Mobasser can help you prevent it from happening by visiting his clinic as soon as possible.

You may call him for an appointment at 310-550-0383