Bleeding Gums At Holbrooks Dental Care, we’re passionate about preserving the health of your teeth and your mouth as a whole. As you would with a sensitive or cracked tooth, if you notice anything amiss with your mouth, such as bleeding gums, it’s imperative that you get in touch so we can determine the cause and give you the treatment you need. You wouldn’t ignore bleeding on any other part of our body, so don’t ignore bleeding of your gums. While generally painless, bleeding could be a sign of gum disease or even just hormonal changes during pregnancy. In either case however, it is important to seek advice and treatment to preserve the health of your mouth. Gum disease is a common condition that can cause bad breath and sore, swollen or bleeding gums. If left untreated, it can eventually lead to tooth loss. It can also affect your overall health, with links now established between gum disease, heart disease, diabetes and strokes. The key to ensuring your optimum oral health is to maintain a thorough regime for both teeth and gums. That’s why regular visits to your dentist are so important.