Braces Bleeding Gums

You might experience some bleeding from your gums when you get braces or after adjustments. Additionally it’s not uncommon to bleed when brushing or flossing your teeth after braces. There are several reasons why this would happen and this article will discuss them.

Symptoms & Diagnosis

For most people, they will develop gum disease by the time they become 25 years old. This is the main reason why most people end up loosing teeth as they get older. One of the main reasons this happens is because people often fail to properly clean their teeth. They don’t brush properly, thus leaving plaque and bacteria around the teeth which grows over time. Plaque, with time, will begin harming your gums. With time, the problem worsens and you end up having gingivitis. When you have gingivitis your gums bleed when you floss or brush. Sometimes, even a little pressure will cause them to bleed. If left untreated the problem will without a doubt become worse. You’ll begin to experience inflammation and discoloration of your gums. With time, your gum disease could become periodontitis, which leads to your teeth become very loose.


  • Failure to remove plaque
  • Genetics
  • Damage to your mouth
  • Drugs and Cigarettes

How To Avoid The Problem

  • Brush & Floss your teeth properly daily
  • Rinse for 1 minute using a mouthwash daily
  • Always schedule a 6 month checkup at the dentist
  • Eat Healthier
  • Replace your tooth brush every few weeks


Once you start doing all these things, expect the bleeding to persist for 4-6 weeks. Afterwards, the bleeding will become less and less. If you notice that regardless of what you do you’re still bleeding, it would be best to visit a dentist at that point.

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