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If you ever see a little pink in the sink because of bleeding gums, it’s important to get down to the root of the problem. There are many things that could be irritating and harming your gums, making them bleed. Today, Dr. Danielle Kelner and our dental team would like to tell you about the top three things that could be causing your bloody gums.

The first reason might be because you forget to floss each day. If it has been awhile since you’ve flossed last and you’ve just picked up the task again, your gums could be irritated because they’re not used to the cleaning routine. This is nothing to be concerned about. Your gums should stop bleeding once they get used to you flossing each day.

The second reason might be because you use a harmful toothbrush. If you use a hard-bristled toothbrush, it can be hard on your gums. The hard bristles can damage and irritate the gums, which can cause the bleeding. It’s best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush every time you clean your teeth.

The third reason might be because you are a victim of gum disease, which is also known as periodontal disease. Gum disease is a smile-threatening dental problem that forms when plaque (the white film on your teeth) is not removed from your teeth daily. The first stage of gum disease, which is known as gingivitis, shows symptoms like swollen, red, and bleeding gums as well as bad breath. At this point, it’s extremely important to visit Kelner Periodontics LLC for a dental cleaning.

To talk to your dentist about the reasoning behind your bleeding gums, please call our office at 732-587-6740 and schedule an appointment. Our team will be happy to meet with you, examine your smile, and help you restore your gums so they are in tip-top shape.