Bleeding gums

Bleeding gums are common and are a sign of insufficient oral hygiene especially if dental floss or interdental brushes are not used regularly. The more often approximal spaces get cleaned, the less likely gum bleeding occurs. But do not worry if your gums bleed from time to time, keep on cleaning! Healthy gums are firm and pale pink, diseased gums are dark red and soft. A bit of bleeding at the first use is normal. If your gums bleed regularly and do not improve after one week, you should consult your dentist. This is usually a sign of a gum disease (gingivitis) or periodontal disease.