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When you’re taking care of your mouth, do you ever notice that your gums start to bleed? Despite what you may have heard, bleeding gums aren’t normal. While your gums might bleed for a number of reasons, there may be several things you can do to avoid the issue.

Your gums may be bleeding if you have an issue such as gum disease. There are a number of things you can consider doing to benefit the health of your teeth and prevent gum disease. For example, did you know that simply brushing or flossing could actually prevent the issue? However, other instances could require a deeper cleaning to address.

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 Denver Restorative Dentistry a call at 303-427-4120. Dr. Taylor Goggins and our team look forward to hearing from you soon.