The team at Smiles by Shields is concerned with your dental health and overall well-being. One of the common concerns of our patients who come to us after missing regular checkups is sore and bleeding gums.
Gums may bleed after brushing or flossing, but persistent bleeding is a sign of a bigger problem. If bleeding frequently occurs when you brush your teeth or floss, this could be a sign of gingivitis, or inflammation of the gumline, which is caused by the development of plaque biofilm. It is recommended that you see your Jacksonville dentist Dr. Tiffany Shields for an oral examination and professional cleaning.
If you’ve got sore or bleeding gums, contact our office today and we’ll get you on the right track for a fully-recovered, healthy mouth and a beautiful smile! And for patients without persistent bleeding, continue regular brushing and flossing to prevent issues in the future.