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Do you ever wonder if there’s anything you might want to protect your oral health? You already know that brushing and flossing your teeth are important and that you should schedule two visits with our team every year. You might have also heard that you should visit our team if you experience an emergency, such as a broken, dislodged, or chipped tooth. However, did you know that you should also schedule an appointment with us if your gums are bleeding?

In reality, bleeding gums can be caused by a number of issues. For example, if you brush too hard or use a brush that has hard or frayed bristles your gums could bleed. Buying a brush with softer bristles might help you avoid this problem. If you start flossing again, your gums may bleed for a few weeks. If your bleeding lasts longer than a few weeks, we recommend scheduling an appointment with us as soon as possible. Bleeding gums can also be caused by gum disease, which you should have addressed as soon as possible.

While you may already know that gum disease can be a fairly serious problem, did you know that it is also quite common? If you have gum disease, it can ultimately lead to issues like bad breath, sensitive teeth, shifting teeth, and even tooth loss. You may also be able to treat gum disease by brushing and flossing your teeth well at home or by visiting our team for a routine cleaning.

If you’d like to learn more about what you can do about bleeding gums in Scarsdale, New York, we invite you to give Robert A. Horowitz, DDS a call at 914-723-3366. Our dentist, Dr. Robert Horowitz, and our team will gladly address any concerns you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon.