When I Brush My Teeth My Gums Bleed. Should This Be Happening?


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Aimee Rogers Profile
Aimee Rogers answered
When our gums bleed just after brushing, it can basically mean a number of things. The simple reason could be that you have simply brushed too hard; this is especially easy when you have a new toothbrush for example. It is also common to have your gums bleed after you have brushed them thoroughly for the first time in a little while. Some people do not always spend the same amount of time brushing each day, and if you do not brush thoroughly for a while and then one day you do, your gums will bleed.

On a more serious note, bleeding gums could be a sign of gum disease and so if you are worried you should have a word with your dentist. Gum disease can cause tooth loss if not seen early enough, so it is always worth having the problem checked out.

Overall, it is better to try and improve your dental hygiene in order to figure out what the problem actually is. If it is a hygiene problem the gums will eventually stop bleeding after a little while. If not, a trip to the dentist is definitely in order!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
No it should not .are your gums puffy ,red ? Mostly gums bleed due to improper brushing are to brush in cirlces and up to the gumline ,you are to brush at least for 2 are to floss daily.When you first start flossing your gums will bleed due to them not being stimulated , after flossing daily you will see that the gums will bleed less. When was your last cleaning appointment?it is recomended to have routine cleanings every 6  months.If it has been over that amount of time you need to schedule a cleaning. They will chart probe depths (measure your gums 3 and below healthy 5 and above you need deep scaling and root planing )and screen for periodontal disease .Gingivitis is the first step or perio short without proper hygiene for your gums to make sure they are healthy you may loose your teeth down the line if it is not taken care of .Adeep cleaning will allow the hyginest to clean tarter from underneath your gums were you can not clean with a toothbrush and floss to remove the bacteria so your gums my shrink up and get healthy .
Pamela Krueger Profile
Pamela Krueger answered
Flossing is very important for healthy teeth. Brushing alone will not keep teeth healthy. A person can have strong teeth with no cavities but loose their teeth due to gum disease which is attributed to lack of flossing. See your dentist soon.
R Maye Profile
R Maye answered
Bleeding gums is usually a sign of gingivitis. This occurs when you either do not brush properly and/or you do not floss. Flossing is actually more important than brushing. I urge you to schedule a visit with your dentist. He may refer you to a periodontist.
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mary poole
mary poole commented
You should educate your self on fluoride.that could be the culprit.go to
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Start brushing with sendodyne pronamel. My gums used to bleed A LOT for years, then I started using this stuff, and 3 weeks later, my gums either don't bleed at all, or very very little. Give it a shot, makes your teeth super white too!
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E Jacobson answered
This is probably caused by gingivitis. This is an inflammation of the gums which is caused by infection.
Healthy gums are pink or light brown and are very firm. However, if you have gingivitis then they are usually red, swollen and can easily bleed with brushing. Gingivitis is caused by a build up of plaque around the base of the teeth.
To solve the problem try to ensure that you clean your teeth very thoroughly, two or three times per day and that you use dental floss regularly as well.
However, if you have gingivitis it is also very important to see your dentist, who will be able to give you specific advice and treatment. If you just ignore the bleeding then ultimately you may lose teeth because the gingivitis will erode the gums. So the bleeding is really a symptom to make you take notice and get your teeth sorted !
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
No, it should not. Maybe you're brushing too hard. Or you've got gum disease. Probably you need a new toothbrush. It's happened to me before.
Winter Profile
Winter answered
It shouldn't be happening. You should consult you dentist. It happens for some of the following reasons
*brushing to hard
*Have brushed in a while(thoroughly)
*Gum disease
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mary poole
mary poole commented
Educate your self on fluoride.fluoride could be the culprit.ask your dentist.go to
Winter commented
Do you have some type of "thing" against me? Out of nine people, who had similar answers to mine you chose to pick me. Get lost.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
They shouldn't that usually means that the tooth brush you're using is to rough trying going down to a soft or a medium
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
It means that you have gum disease and you could also be brushing too hard. It's important to floss two times a day to remove the plaque buildup. There are also mouthwashes that you can buy that help with gum disease. You should see a dentist as well but it should clear up with the flossing.
Mary Ann Cassidy Profile
Gingivitis is probably correct.  You need to improve your brushing and flossing so that bacteria don't invade your system and cause serious problems.  Over a period of time, untreated, you could develop loose teeth.  Ask your dentist to show how to brush properly; also how to floss.  Use Listerine if you can.  This helps reduce plaque.
Michael Stack Profile
Michael Stack answered
These is a symptoms of starting periodontal disease. I had it before I started frequently brush my teeth. I have a short distance between teeth and food stores there. Need to brush better and go to clean from dental calculus too. About these symptoms I've found here
Edward  Anderson Profile
Edward Anderson answered

Bleeding gums are most often a sign of gum disease, but can also point to a number of other health problems as well. Occasional bleeding of the gums can be the result of brushing your teeth too vigorously.

Brandi lol Profile
Brandi lol answered
It could be something extremely bad or it could just be that you're brushing to hard and need to use a softer brush. But in case its the first one you should definitely go see a dentist. You don't want to be 60 with dentures.
Christina Madera Profile
Yeah-could be a sign of gingivitis (gum disease). Best thing to do is go to your dentist and get an accurate diagnoses.
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Anonymous answered
The reason its happening is because your gum's are not use to the fact your brushing them so hard and if you are not brushing them every two times a day they get sensitive I hope you understand

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