Bleeding gums when brushing by hand or with an Electric Toothbrush is defintely not normal. Bleeding gums are the most obvious symptom of poor oral health and gum disease but can also indicate a number of other health problems. Inflammed and swollen gums is called gingivitis and if left unchecked can cause gums to separate from the teeth. This can cause injury to the soft tissues and bone that supports the teeth. The teeth may become loose and unstable. If the infection progresses, you may lose your teeth.
Gum Disease is the most common cause of tooth loss as well as bad breath read more
If your gums bleed with regular tooth brushing, please contact us for an examination with Dr Strachan and Oral Health Instruction on the best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and for life.