Dr. Kelly Clarke, DDS
Kelly R. Clarke, DDS

My gums bleed after I brush. Is this something to be concerned about?

Gums Bleeding | Laser DentistryBleeding is usually a sign of a problem. When gums bleed, the cause usually stems from brushing too hard or from early-stage gum disease, called gingivitis. We can consult with you on the proper toothbrush to use and the right pressure for safe, effective daily oral care. If your gums show signs of periodontal disease, we may recommend a deep hygiene treatment to alleviate your symptoms.

Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for adults and has been linked to many overall health conditions, including stroke, heart attack, and respiratory problems. Untreated, gum disease can cause significant damage to your health, so call for an assessment now.