You’re trying to keep your promise to your dentist by flossing your teeth every night. When you remove the string of floss from your mouth, you notice a trace of blood. When you spit and then check your mirror, you ask yourself, why are my gums bleeding? Is this because I’m flossing too hard or do I have a more serious health condition? See 5 conditions that can cause bleeding gums.
Bleeding gums and bad breath can be much more than embarrassing inconveniences; they’re warning signs that you are on the road toward periodontal disease. Consider them some of the red flags indicating your teeth need a professional dose of TLC to get back on the right track.