Covell Family Dental

Why do my gums bleed when I brush my teeth?

Bleeding gums is a common problem, but it warrants attention and action. It is a sign of periodontal gum disease, which is caused most commonly by subpar oral hygiene. There are difficult to reach areas that may not be getting cleaned properly, despite regular brushing and flossing.

Regular cleanings with our registered dental hygienists can help thoroughly clean your teeth and gums as well as providing tips on how to improve your home regimen.

If you are due for your regular check up or are experiencing bleeding gums, please contact our office to set up an appointment for a cleaning.

Bleeding gums can also be due to gingivitis from other causes such as medications, genetics, and pregnancy.