Bleeding gums

Inflamed, irritated gums that bleed easily.


Gently brush teeth twice a day, being sure to clean all the surfaces, as well as the tongue. Floss daily, gently rubbing the side of each tooth in an up-and-down motion.

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a doctor if:

  • Severe
  • Persistent
  • Gums continue to bleed even after treatment

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