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are my bleeding gums a sign of poor dental care or gingivitis?

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Dr. Harvey Shiffman
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Poor oral hygiene: Bleeding gums are usually a sign or inadequate oral hygiene, brushing , flossing etc. Healthy gums dont bleed. Gingivitis is an early stage of "gum disease" and should be treated by your dentist before it gets worse and you could potentially have systemic issues , lose teeth, etc.
Answered on Oct 2, 2015
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Inflammation: Bleeding gums are a sign of inflammation. Many things can cause the inflammation, including poor oral hygiene, gingivitis, and periodontal disease.
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