Gums bleed for a reason and it is not a good one. Healthy gum tissue doesn’t just bleed ‘because’. It is like the skin on you hand, it is not normal for it to bleed. Likewise, bleeding gums are abnormal.
Barring some form of traumatic experience, you gums should not bleed. If your gums bleed during brushing or flossing that is classically a sign of gum disease. And gum disease is not fun.
Many people suffer from gum disease. And you need to be aware of it. The reason why is that periodontal disease ( just another name for gum disease) is a problem that an awful lot of people have. The sad part is that most don’t know that they have it.
Gum disease leads to tooth loss if allowed to progress. But do you know that an awful lot of people suffer from bleeding gums and they still don’t understand that they have gum disease? At the same time, you can have periodontal disease and your gums may not bleed. So you can’t rely on the fact that you haven’t experienced any bleeding of the gums to be conclusive of anything.
I’m guessing that you really do not want to lose your teeth or if you have lost some, I’m guessing that you don’t want to lose any more, right?
Who could blame you? I want to keep mine too and that is why I continue to talk about gum disease. It’s because I think people need to be more aware of the problem.
The gum tissue is vulnerable, think about how much food you eat. Do you brush and floss regularly? If you do, that’s great, but did you know that brushing and flossing is not insurance that you won’t get gum disease.
There are plenty of people who brush and floss at the frequency that their dentist recommends but they stil lend up developing gum disease, scary isn’t it. It would be to your benefit to stop bleeding gums from developing into greater problems. Next, look for the links below to read more on this topic.
David Snape is the author of the book: What You Should Know about Gum Disease, ISBN: 978-0981485508