Should gums bleed when first dental flossing?

Yes at first! If you haven't flossed before, your gums will be inflamed and bleed. But if you floss daily, that bleeding will resolve and eventually stop. However, if you skip just one day, the inflammation will reoccur and your gums will bleed again! don't skip a day of flossing!
Normally not. Healthy gum tissue should not bleed when flossing. From time to time, you may irritate the tissue or have some localized areas that need attention, but if you have generalized bleeding, see your dentist. Bleeding can also be increased with meds, taking too much aspirin, ill-fitting fillings and crowns, etc.
Not if it's healthy. Gums should not bleed while flossing or brushing in healthy conditions, bleeding means inflammations, if it's mild it we'll go away evantually , keep flossing..
Yes, . Normal , healthy gums should not be bleeding during brushing and flossing, but when a specific site or sites are bleeding it is a clear sign of gum inflammation, and initial stages of gum disease. Continue flossing, along with rinsing or brushing with salt water also see your dentist /hygienist more , every 3-4 months.

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Is it normal to bleed from my gums while im flossing my teeth?

Bleeding from gums. No it is not at all normal, you need to see your dentist you may have gum disease and have it taken care of before it gets worse. Read more...
No. Bleeding gums is a sign of gum inflammation. Normal, healthy gums will not bleed when you floss your teeth. I would recommend that you see your dentist for an accurate assessment of your periodontal health and any associated treatment and/or home care recommendations. Read more...
No. Is it normal for your fingernails to bleed? If they did it would mean they were injured, the same is true for your gums, they are either injured or infected. Read more...

I sometimes get bleeding in the gums when flossing even though I take good care of my teeth. What else do I need to do?

Bleeding gums. If you have healthy gum tissues, bleeding after flossing may indicate that you are flossing to hard. If you have gum problems, it may indicate localized infection and/or inflammation. Best to ask your dentist or dental hygienist at your next visit. If you know you are in good oral health, than it's probably an indication that you are being too rough to the gum tissues. Read more...
Periodontitis. Gingivitis is the beginning stages, and by definition, your gums are inflamed, and you might see them bleed when you brush and floss. If this is left untreated, then the infection moves deeper into the jaw, and it progresses to the more severe, periodontal disease. Please see your dentist. Read more...
Bleeding gums. Certain medications or mouth breathing can cause bleeding. Increasing your Vitamin C can help strengthen your blood vessel walls and limit bleeding. Adding more fruits and vegetables is also good. Rinsing with salt water can help "toughen" up the gums. Finally, a product from REXALL called Orarex toothpaste is specifically designed for bleeding gums and works well. Read more...
Variable bleeding. This is something that can only be diagnosed by seeing your General Dentist or a Periodontist when you have the bleeding gums. It is not uncommon to miss areas here and there over time which results in gum inflammation and bleeding, only to resolve once you take better care of those areas with better brushing and flossing. If it doesn't resolve within a few days, see your dentist. Read more...

While I floss my teeth it hurts really bad and my gums start to bleed?

Haven't been regular. It may be that you are using the wrong floss (too thin or sharp), flossing incorrectly (r u flossing down each side of the tooth, and not in the middle). But most common cause flossing leading to discomfort, pain and bleeding is doing it sporadically. Doofus it once every 1-2 days, ask dental hygienist about what floss to use and correct method of flossing....Voila, all your flossing are gone. Read more...
Previously answered. First see dentist and dental hygienist. Then floss properly and regularly., and the problem will go, away. Read more...