Gum bleeding when brushing teeth

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  • Blood from the gums during brushing

  • Bleeding caused by brushing teeth

  • Brushing my teeth causes bleeding

  • Bleeding after brushing teeth

  • Bleeding when brushing teeth

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

Description

Bleeding gums are a sign of gingivitis, or inflammation of your gums. It's a common and mild form of gum disease, and it's caused by a buildup of plaque at your gum line. It could also be due to underlying medical conditions like bleeding disorders or vitamin deficiencies.

Possible Causes

  • Dental caries

    Dental caries are permanently damaged areas in the teeth that develop into tiny holes. Common causes include sipping sugary drinks / eating sweets/ snacking often, poor oral hygiene and bacterial accumulation.

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  • Do your gums bleed when brushing teeth?

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