While periodontal disease is always a concern, there are other reasons why your gums may bleed on occasion. In fact, your dentist will likely note that there are several factors which can contribute to this condition. Some variables include:
- Smokers are at a higher risk of developing bleeding gums.
- Brushing your teeth with an old or worn toothbrush can irritate your gums.
- Flossing has been known to cause temporary irritation to gums that might already be sensitive.
”If your toothbrush bristles begin to fray or have been fraying for some time, this can cause the brush to poke at your gums.”