Why are my gums bleeding while flossing?
It’s possible that your gums may be bleeding when you floss if you’re flossing too hard. It’s possible to bruise and scratch the gums when flossing, which can cause the gums to bleed. Remember to be gentle with your delicate gums when you floss or switch to an electric water-based flossing device to prevent gum damage.
If the problem persists and if you’re not flossing excessively, which can cause damage and bleeding, it could be a more serious issue you and your dental professional may need to address.
Are there other causes of bleeding gums?
Bleeding gums is an early warning sign of gingivitis. Gingivitis can lead to larger oral health issues, such as gum disease, so it’s important to treat it seriously. Fortunately, gingivitis—especially in these early stages—can be easy to treat.