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May 12, 2015

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A woman in her 40s brushing her teeth.

What Do You See?

Find out what’s normal

According to research, one person in three believes it’s normal to see blood in the sink after brushing their teeth. Not true. Bleeding gums are commonly a sign of gum disease. If plaque-the sticky biofilm you can feel on your teeth-is not removed with regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleaning, it will harden into tartar which can lead to gingivitis or inflamed gums. Left untreated it will progress and you could lose your teeth.

Other causes of bleeding gums include:

Hormonal changes during pregnancy, adolescence, or midlife

Ageing dentures or restorations

Infection

Medications

Brushing too hard

Improper flossing


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