After you brush and floss, do you notice areas of your gum that begin to bleed? This is a sign of gingivitis which is caused by plaque and tartar buildup. Once plaque mineralizes and becomes tartar, only a deep cleaning, also called scaling and root planing, performed by your dentist can remove the tartar.
If gingivitis goes untreated, it can easily develop into gum disease. But besides gingivitis, what might be causing sensitive gums?
Not flossing properly
Brushing too aggressively
If you notice your gums are bleeding, be sure to speak to your dentist or periodontist to address the issue and make sure any health problems are treated. Brushing and flossing twice per day is one of the best ways to remove plaque from your teeth. Your brush can only reach so much, so if you are not flossing you should make sure you begin as soon as possible.
If your gums bleed after you brush or floss, do not ignore it. Be sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sulken to talk about what can be done to treat this issue.