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There are many reasons why your gums might bleed, but whatever the reason is, it’s important that you do all you can to fix it. Your bleeding gums are not something you should ignore; in fact, oftentimes it’s a symptom of a bigger problem, like:

-Periodontal disease: Periodontal disease is a dangerous dental problem that can destroy your smile if you let it. One of the first symptoms you’ll notice with this disease is red, swollen, and bleeding gums. You might also experience constant bad breath and receding gums. If you think you might be a victim of this disease, please seek out treatment as soon as possible.

-Improper oral hygiene techniques: Sometimes, flossing can make your gums bleed—but only if you tend to floss every so often. If you floss everyday like you should, the bleeding should subside and your gums will become stronger. Brushing too hard can also cause your gums to bleed, so please keep toothbrush pressure in mind as you brush.

-Pregnancy gingivitis: If you are pregnant, you could be suffering from pregnancy gingivitis. This condition occurs because of the hormones and body changes you experience. This condition causes swollen, tender, and bleeding gums, and it can be treated if you visit your dentist as soon as possible.

If you need help knowing how to properly brush and floss, or if you think you are a victim of periodontal disease or pregnancy gingivitis, please call 912-234-5003 now and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Philip Cooper. Our Savannah Dental Associates team will help you in every way we can so you can finally restore your oral health!