If a patient is experiencing bleeding gums, there is a problem. It is not something that is supposed to occur. The dentist or dental professional will tell all patients that this should not be happening and is usually indicative of improper or poor brushing and dental flossing habits. There are other types of diseases that may warrant this happening, such as Leukemia, but this is very rare. Some medications, if overused, can cause this as well.
Bleeding gums can mean that while the patient is brushing, they are not doing so long enough or thoroughly enough. Conversely, it may also mean the patient is brushing too long. It can also mean that the patient needs to take better care when flossing between teeth. This is where a lot of buildup happens. Regular flossing can make sure that this is whisked away. The bacterium that eventually becomes plaque can be controlled as well through proper oral hygiene. Not only does this lead to stopping the bleeding gums but it will also stop tooth decay and cavities as well.
The overall health of the mouth is dependent upon good oral health care which also includes making sure that routine checkups are part of that regiment. Checkups are important because bleeding gums could also be indicative of other problems such as gingivitis and periodontal disease. Through routine cleanings and dental examinations, the dentist can spot these problems before they become too big and turn into far worse conditions.
Another good idea might be to switch to an electric toothbrush with a timer. This will allow the patient to set the timer for the recommended amount of time and let the toothbrush go to work. This is often one of the best options for optimal health.