Bleeding gums can be a sign of gingivitis, which is the early phase of periodontal disease. If you experience consistently bleeding gums, then consult your dentist immediately. However, your gums may bleed if you’ve recently started a new flossing routine. This is common and will usually subside after a week or two with regular flossing. Bleeding gums can also be a side effect of certain medications including some blood thinners. Talk to your dentist if you’re concerned about your gums.
Pregnant women also are more prone to changes in oral health. Gums may become tenderer and bleed more easily, especially during brushing and flossing. Read more about dental care during pregnancy.
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