Are you noticing blood on your toothbrush or in the sink while brushing or flossing? Bleeding gums, accompanied by swelling or tenderness, are signs that should not be ignored. Here are several reasons why your gums may bleed and how you can prevent it.

Poor Oral Hygiene Habits

Even with regular brushing and flossing, your gums may still bleed if you’re too vigorous. Opt for a soft-bristle toothbrush and gentle flossing techniques to avoid irritating your gums.


Smoking introduces toxins that can irritate your gums, hindering proper healing and compromising your immune system. Quitting smoking can significantly reduce gum bleeding and improve overall oral health.

Nutritionally Poor Diet

A balanced diet plays a vital role in oral health. High sugar consumption can lead to decay and contribute to bleeding gums. Focus on a diet rich in nutrients to support gum health and reduce the risk of bleeding.


Gingivitis, characterized by inflammation caused by plaque and bacteria buildup, often manifests as bleeding gums. While it’s typically painless, it’s essential to address gingivitis promptly through regular brushing, flossing, and professional dental cleanings.

Don’t Ignore Bleeding Gums

Regularly bleeding gums should prompt a visit to our office. Our team can conduct a comprehensive oral examination and recommend appropriate treatment to address the underlying issue. Remember, your oral health significantly impacts your overall well-being, so prioritize healthy gums for a healthier life.

Take the First Step Towards Healthier Gums

Don’t wait to schedule your visit. Contact Periodontist Albuquerque today to prioritize your oral health and address any concerns about bleeding gums.

Albuquerque Periodontal & Implant Specialists Inc.
Phone: 505-275-0500
8400 Osuna Road NE, Suite 1A
Albuquerque, NM 87111