Do Your Gums Bleed for Other Reason Than Gum Disease?
Posted on 11/10/2019 by Janie Scholes
There are many reasons you can experience bleeding of the gums. A common reason people may experience bleeding gums is a change in dental hygiene habits.
If you recently changed toothbrushes, it could be possible you are experiencing gum bleeding because of the transition from a soft brush to a hard brush. Because your gums have become accustomed to a softer and gentler brush, they may be irritated with a harder and more aggressive brush.
It is recommended to brush with soft bristles, so it may be necessary to transition back unless recommended by an orthodontist. It may also be possible to experience gum bleeding after taking a break from flossing and then returning to it. If your gums have become unaccustomed to flossing, try to be gentle when you get back to it, and eventually your gums will become used to it.
Other Reasons Besides Dental Hygiene
It is always important to communicate with your doctor about the medications you are taking, and it is possible that medication you take could be causing your gums to bleed. This can happen whether you have just been prescribed a new medication or have been taking one medication for an extended period of time. If you experience gum bleeding, contact your medical care professional and discuss the side effects of any medications you take to make sure you are not experiencing one of them.
A misaligned bite may also be the cause of gum bleeding in certain circumstances. If your teeth are not properly aligned, it can result in biting your gums with too much force. People who have experiences dealing with overbites may have dealt with this symptom before.
It is also possible to experience bleeding gums from a poor diet. Our diet can control how our bodies function, and if you are not getting the right nutrients, the body cannot function properly. A diet low in vitamin D and C or high in processed foods can cause the gums to bleed.
If you are experiencing bleeding gums, it could always be a sign of early gum disease. For this reason, it is necessary to get the proper medical opinion, and we are here to help. If you are currently experiencing or have recently experienced bleeding gums, we urge you to contact our office for an appointment.