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Have you noticed signs of bleeding gums, such as some redness in the sink when you rinse and spit after brushing and flossing? Bleeding gums can be the result of many oral health conditions, including the result of gum disease. To help you address bleeding gums, we offer some insight into oral care habits that can lead to this condition.

Bleeding gums sometimes develop from gum irritation caused by flossing when you first pick up the habit or floss inconsistently. If you only experience gum soreness and bleeding when flossing, keep up the habit to promote the health of your teeth and gums. Over time, any gum irritation should disappear, but if your gums continue to bleed after two weeks of flossing daily, notify Dr. Richard Cavallaro so that you can be seen for treatment.

Inconsistent or ineffective oral care can result in bleeding gums if it allows plaque and tartar to build on your gum line. These substances can cause bleeding as a result of ongoing gum irritation. When plaque is allowed to remain on the gums, it can become a hardened substance called tartar that only dental professionals can remove before it causes gum disease. To keep your gum health strong and free of plaque, you should develop habits of brushing twice a day, flossing every day and visiting the dentist for dental checkups every six months.

Contact Lemon Grove Dental Group, Inc at 619-569-1925 today to schedule a visit with our dentist if you have further questions about treating bleeding gums in Lemon Grove, California.