It is estimated that 85% of the population suffer from bleeding gums at one time or another. This is usually due to something we call Gingivitis. It is caused by bacteria in plaque which is left around the gum margins through ineffective brushing. We recommend you contact us to make an appointment to check your gums. Usually improving your brushing technique combined with professional cleaning from the dentist can treat the gingivitis and the bleeding should subside.
Continued bleeding may be a sign of a more involved periodontal (gum) disease, which if left untreated may result in tooth loss.