Daily Health Tips: What Causes Bleeding Gums?

Q: Hello Dr! My gums are bleeding with tooth brushing and sometimes without it! And they formed a plaque which make my teeth look dirty! What’s the problem please?! And what can I do?!


Q: HI DOC! I’m a 23-year Old Man suffering from bleeding gums. What do you think may be the cause and how can I stop the bleeding?

A: Your brushing and flossing techniques could be the culprits. If you use very hard bristles, you could be causing significant damage  to your gum.

If you also floss by forcing the floss in between your teeth, then this could very well be the cause of the problem.

Where the problem is not caused by your wrong ‘hygiene’ techniques, it could be due to gum disease. Gum disease arises due to lack of good dental hygiene which causes plaque forming bacteria to accumulate in the mouth and lead to swollen and bleeding gums. If this happens and is noticed early, it can be reversed before it starts causing tooth loss and weakening of the gum and bone structure holding the teeth (periodontitis). Other…

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