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why do my gums bleed?

January 19, 2016 1:21 pm Published by

The most common reason for bleeding gums is due to the accumulation of plaque and calculus (tartar) around the teeth and gums. Left unremoved, plaque bacteria release toxins causing inflammation and infection of the gums (gingivitis). This can be recognized by red, swollen gums that will bleed easily. Gingivitis left untreated can progress to periodontal disease. Therefore, bleeding gums should be taken seriously. Regular dental visits for professional teeth cleaning can reduce your risk of developing gum disease and help ensure you maintain optimal oral health for life.

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