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Bleeding gums are inflamed or irritated pink tissue around the mouth which bleed easily while brushing your teeth. If your gums bleed while brushing or flossing, you might shrug it off thinking it is normal, but bleeding from the gums could at times signal for an underlying problem.


Signs and symptoms of bleeding gums

  • Blood stains on your toothbrush
  • Slight blood when chewing gums
  • When you spit out saliva blood traces can be seen.
  • Mouth Sores
  • Lump on gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Excessive pain while chewing food or after eating crunchy foods.

Causes of Bleeding Gums

  1. Brushing too vigorously
  2.  Using a toothbrush with hard bristles. 
  3. Dentures or retainers which are not fitted properly.
  4.  Bacterial infection in the tooth or gums.
  5.  Hereditary.
  6.  Use of blood thinning medicines
  7.  Gum bleeding is also caused due to poor lifestyle such as poor eating habits.
  8.  Consuming sugary foods and not maintaining proper dental hygiene give room for bacteria to grow and cause swollen gums.
  9.  Smoking irritates leads to bleeding gums problems

If you are experiencing problems such as sore and bleeding gums,you may be dealing with a condition such as periodontal disease. With an early diagnosis, many patients are able to restore their smile and maintain their oral health. Patients are welcome to contact the team at Bakery Hill Dental at (03) 5332 3043 to schedule a consultation convenient to you.

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