Bleeding and Inflamed Gums
Bleeding, inflamed gums are very common, but shouldn’t be ignored! These are the first, treatable signs of gum disease, otherwise known as Gingivitis, meaning inflammation of the gums. If your gums bleed easily, when eating, brushing or cleaning in between your teeth, they look puffy, red and shiny, you need to act.
Why do my gums bleed?
Plaque is the sticky substance containing bacteria that is continuously forming on our teeth. To keep our gums and teeth healthy we need to remove the plaque regularly and effectively. If we don’t, the plaque builds up, causing our bodies to react to this unwelcome attack from bacteria, white blood cells are sent to respond, resulting in an increase in blood flow at the gum line and hence why the gums appear red, swollen and bleed.