Is bleeding from flossing/brushing a sign of germ disease?

Gum disease. healthy gums do not bleed from brushing and flossing. Bleeding gums are a sign of an infection in your gums. See a dentist ASAP for an exam and treatment. You can loose your teeth if gum disease is ot treated.
Gum disease. Bleeding gums from flossing/brushing can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. The bacteria with mucus constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. The periodontist is a specialist to resolve this problem.

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Started brushing twice a day and flossing at night for 3 nights now. Gums are still bleeding after brushing and flossing? How else to treat gum disease

First things first. Were you examined by a local dentist? Have you had a professional cleaning within the last six months? Gum disease cannot be treated by brushing and flossing alone. If you have calculus deposits (which you most likely do), you'll need to have the deposits scraped off your teeth by your dentist or hygienist. Brushing will not do it for you. Read more...
Great. Glad you're committing to improving your oral health. Bleeding, however, signifies gum disease and an overly long time since your last professional appointment. Please see your Dentist to establish a baseline, professionally clean your teeth, and review the best oral hygiene procedures for you. Read more...