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You probably know that it’s very important for you to brush your teeth for two minutes at a time twice a day. You probably also know that you should remember to floss your teeth at least once a day. However, what would you do if you flossed and your gums started bleeding? You shouldn’t ignore this problem, since it may be a sign of potentially serious issues.

Your gums might be bleeding because of gum disease. Gum disease is a serious issue that can lead to problems such as bad breath, shifting teeth, and even tooth loss. Fortunately, you can typically avoid this issue if you brush and floss well. However, if your gum disease isn’t addressed, it could become worse.

If you haven’t flossed for some time, your gums might also bleed. This is not typically a serious issue, but if the bleeding doesn’t stop after a week, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our team. Similarly, if you brush too hard or with a brush that has firm bristles, your gums might bleed. We recommend speaking to our dentist to learn more about the best brush for you.

Certain medications can also cause your gums to bleed, so please remember to tell our team about any medications you may be taking when you visit us. If you’re interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to give Condos, Spyridon J DDS a call at 212.799.6900. Dr. Spyridon Condos and our team look forward to hearing from you soon.