-Improper oral hygiene techniques: Oral hygiene is vital for a strong and successful oral health, but sometimes it can make your gums bleed. If you don’t floss your teeth every day, your gums might get irritated by the floss, resulting in the bleeding. If this is the case, the bleeding should stop in about a week. Don’t stop flossing. Brushing too hard can also make your gums bleed, so please be gentle as you brush.
-Pregnancy gingivitis: Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease, and some pregnant women experience it. Because of the hormones and body changes during pregnancy, the gums become irritated and they swell and bleed.
If you think you’re a victim of periodontal disease or pregnancy gingivitis, please call Madden Dental today at (713) 667-8080 and schedule an appointment. Your dentist, Dr. Karisha Madden, will be happy to meet with you, examine your smile, and determine the status of your oral health. If you are indeed a victim of this disease, we will be happy to begin treatment right away.