Have you noticed that you see pink or red when you rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth? If so, you are experiencing bleeding gums. If you notice this from time to time, we would suggest mentioning it during your next oral hygiene examination. However, if bleeding gums are a regular problem, it can indicate a problem with your oral health. Bleeding gums can be caused by:
When our patients visit our office for their regular hygiene cleaning and examination every six months, their main concern is to check on the status of their teeth and learn if they are suffering from any tooth decay. While that is a valid concern, as tooth decay can lead to a number of costly issues, we also examine for the development of another disease that can cause just as many concerns – Gum Disease. This condition affects more than half of the American population, most of whom are unaware that they have this periodontal disease.