Is it normal for my gums to bleed when I brush my teeth?

No, your gums should not bleed when you brush your teeth. Bleeding gums may be one of the signs of gum disease. Think of gum tissue as the skin on your hand. If your hands bled every time you washed them, you would know something was wrong.

What is Gum Disease and Periodontitis?

Periodontal disease (gum disease) is often silent, meaning symptoms may not appear until an advanced stage of the disease. However, warning signs of periodontal disease include red, swollen or tender gums; bleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating hard food; or other types of pain in your mouth.

What can you do to prevent and treat it? Read and download the Health Article “About Gum Disease” by clicking on it

Gum (Periodontal) Disease