Should I Be Concerned If My Gums Bleed When I Floss?

You probably chose to follow your dentist's advice and finally decided to floss. But if you notice bleeding gums after flossing, what to do now?

Is it necessary to panic and completely give up flossing?

Fortunately, Dr. Natchi, along with the team of experts at West Allen Dental, is here to answer these questions and shed a ray of light on what to do if you suffer from gingival bleeding when you floss.


First of all, it is important to understand what could be the causes of gums bleeding when flossing.

The main causes of gingival bleeding due to flossing are:

  1. Using floss excessively and with too much pressure applied to the gums.
  2. Your nutrition is poor in vitamin C.
  3. If you notice that your gums are inflamed, you may be suffering from a disease called "gingivitis", or a more complicated disease that develops from it, called "periodontitis".
  4. You may be taking blood-thinning medications.
  5. Smoking, which is a major cause of gingivitis and periodontitis.

Is This Normal?

Fortunately, it is considered normal for your gums to bleed if you've just taken the habit of flossing. If the bleeding stops quickly and it's not abundant, then there is no need for worrying. 

However, it is recommended that you visit Dr. Natchi for some preventive dentistry treatment to eliminate the risk of future dental complications.

It is best to continue to floss as before, and if you notice that the bleeding continues regularly, do not hesitate to turn to West Allen Dental for an appointment with Dr. Natchi.

Should You Call Your Dentist?

If this is the first time you are flossing, it is normal to suffer from gingival bleeding at first.

But if you have been using floss for a very long time and have recently started to notice gingival bleeding, then it would be best to get in touch with a specialist. 

Contact Dr. Natchi if you notice that the bleeding continues for a long time and shows no signs of stopping too soon.

She will examine your gums and overall dental health and look for any problems that may be causing these bleedings, such as gingivitis or periodontitis.

And if you happen to suffer from them, you don't have to worry, because they can be easily treated by Dr. Natchi and her team of experts. She will also advise you on how to properly care for your teeth so you avoid these problems in the future. 

Book Your Appointment Now

Flossing is a very healthy habit, which radically improves the health of your teeth and reduces the risk of future dental problems.

Just because you suffer from gingival bleeding from flossing, doesn't mean you have to give it up, because Dr. Natchi is waiting for you at West Allen Dental to give you the best advice and make sure your teeth have the best treatment.

Contact us to give your smile the care it needs.

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