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Why Are My Teeth Bleeding?

Posted on 1/25/2021 by SRD Muscle Shoals
Why Are My Teeth Bleeding?Do you notice little red spots and bleeding every time you brush your teeth or even besides that? Do you wonder why your teeth bleed? For starters, it's not your teeth but your gums that are bleeding and here are some reasons why.

Brushing too Hard

Brushing too hard or too many times a day can add a strain on your gums and cause them to weaken. This leads to inflammation and bleeding. Additionally, it could also happen if you are using a toothbrush with very hard and stiff bristles.


Flossing is not bad or harmful for your gums. However, it does take some time to get used to it. That is why when you first start flossing, you might notice your gums bleeding more often. Over time, your gums will get used to the flossing action and stop bleeding.

Ill-fitting Dentures

Dentures that don't perfectly fit in your mouth not only cause a lot of discomfort but also lead to bleeding gums. For instance, if the dentures are too tight, they can again, cause a strain on your gums and lead to bleeding. If you experience pain from your dentures, you should consult your dentist right away.


Certain medication can also lead to excessive gum bleeding. For instance, if you are taking any blood thinners, they can stop blood clots from forming and this leads to easily bleeding gums.


Pregnancy brings about a lot of changes, and one of these is bleeding gums. The hormonal changes can make your gums extra sensitive and, therefore, more susceptible to bleeding when brushed or flossed.

Dental Diseases

Certain dental diseases and conditions are also a leading cause behind bleeding gums. For instance, gingivitis, a common gum disease, is characterized by bleeding and inflamed gums. If not addressed timely, this can turn into periodontitis, a much serious gum disease.

Regardless of what is causing the bleeding, if it starts getting too painful or uncomfortable, you should consult your dentist as soon as possible.
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