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Are Bleeding Gums a Sign of Gum Disease?

gumdisease (1)Bleeding gums when you brush your teeth is often a sign of gum disease. Regular check-ups with your dentist help prevent gum disease or detect it at an early stage when easier to treat.

Key takeaways:

-   Left untreated, gum disease can result in tooth loss, and the infection may even spread to other parts of the body.
-   Severe gum disease affects below the gum line, resulting in the gums pulling away from the teeth.
-   Certain medications, health conditions and genetics can also increase the risk of gum disease.
-   The bacteria in gum disease can travel throughout the blood vessels in the body, causing them to become inflamed - leading to heart disease and other medical conditions.

"Bleeding gums are a definite sign of gum disease. Without treatment at this stage, the gingivitis is likely to progress to periodontitis, the more severe form of gum disease."

Read the full story here

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/gums-bleeding/