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Do your gums bleed daily? You may believe this to be normal, but it’s actually be a sign that your smile needs some TLC. Reasons and treatment can range from mild to severe, but no matter the cause, your attention is needed.

One reason is gum disease. This is a serious and dangerous dental problem that you’ll want to tell us about as soon as possible so we can help you with treatment. One of the most obvious signs of gum disease is red, swollen, and bleeding gums. The plaque on your teeth will grow and irritate your gums, causing them to bleed. Other symptoms include receding gums and bad breath.

Another cause is an improper oral hygiene routine. If you floss but rarely, your gums may bleed when you do, or even while you brush. If infrequent flossing makes your gums bleed, upgrade your oral hygiene routine. Your bleeding will stop within a week and your gums will be strong and healthy once more.

A third cause is pregnancy gingivitis. This happens because the hormones and body changes you experience can result in your gums being infected, creating swollen, tender, and bleeding gums. If you are pregnant and have these symptoms, make an appointment with Periodontal Consultants for treatment as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or if you need help with your bleeding gums, Dr. Ali M Arastu and his team of specialists in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are eager to help. Just call 215-463-6677 to make an appointment.