Bleeding gums are usually just one symptom of periodontal disease, even if they’re the most noticeable when you’re flossing or brushing. Other conditions to be on the lookout for include:
• Gum recession
• Bad breath
• Tartar buildup
• Tooth mobility
• Food packing between your teeth
When treated promptly, gum disease can be halted before tooth mobility or loss have a chance to occur. But overlooking bleeding gums when you brush and occasionally floss is dangerous. Left untreated, such oral infections can allow plaque biofilm to spread directly from your mouth into your cardiovascular system, placing a significant strain on your body.