Bleeding gums – is it normal?

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Smile Solutions

Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Redness or bleeding of the gums while brushing your teeth, using dental floss or biting into hard food is common, but it is not normal. Healthy gums do not bleed. The longer you leave your bleeding gums untreated, the greater your risk of periodontal damage, so it’s important to make an appointment with your dentist Read more...

I am suffering from bleeding gums. What could be causing this?

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Dr Nima Bazrafshan

Specialist Periodontist
Periodontal Care
DClinDent (Melb)

We have bacteria in our oral cavities, mouths. In the presence of food debris and saliva, these microorganisms can form a very specific coating that sticks to teeth surfaces and the inner layers of gum. This sticky structure is “plaque”. Tooth brushing, using interdental brushes and dental floss can remove plaque. If plaque is not Read more...