Look at Your Flossing Habits
Do you floss every day? Do you go in between each tooth or do you do a quick floss of the areas you can easily reach?
If your flossing routine has been inconsistent, non-existent or improperly done, your gums can bleed when you do decide to take flossing seriously, meticulous getting down deep between each tooth every day. Your gums are not used to the trauma of flossing and will bleed.
Your gums should, however, stop bleeding after a few days of thorough flossing.
Ease Up on the Brushing
If you’re thinking that the harder and faster your brush your teeth and gums, the cleaner they will be, you’re inadvertently making them more prone to injury, disease and infection. When you brush your teeth too vigorously you scrape off and weaken teeth enamel and irritate and scratch delicate gum tissue.
When you scratch gum tissue, it will bleed to ward off infection.
Brushing harder and faster isn’t better. Try brushing more gently in a circular motion and avoid putting too much pressure on your teeth and gums.
Watch Your Diet
Your oral hygiene routine can be flawless, but a poor diet can sabotage your immaculate oral care.
A diet packed with sugars and simple carbohydrates, such as starches, is not only detrimental to the health of your teeth, but can also lower the health of your gums.
Plaque from sugars and broken-down carbohydrates can weaken gum tissue, making it more vulnerable to gum disease.