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Gum Disease

One thing is for sure – healthy gums don’t bleed!

If your gums are bleeding after you have brushed your teeth or if your gums are reddening, you are showing the early stages of gum disease.

Plaque that harbours bacteria can get in under the gum line of your tooth and can start weakening and softening your gums. Because it’s under the gum line you can’t always see it and unlike tooth decay gum disease doesn’t usually hurt or cause pain. When you brush, the infected gums are irritated to the point that the weak membranes are broken causing slight bleeding. Pain is not always associated with bleeding gums as the moisture and saliva in the mouth have a natural numbing effect on the broken tissue.

The good news is that we can treat it fairly quickly and bring your mouth back to its normal healthy condition.

Proper brushing and flossing, and use of an anti-plaque rinse and plaque-fighting toothpaste, help inhibit the plaque build-up that causes gingivitis.