It’s surprising how many people think it’s common for gums to bleed after blushing or flossing. You should be alarmed, though, if chronic gum bleeding and swelling occur – these are already early signs of bacterial infection.
If left untreated, an infection could spread that affects structures supporting teeth in your jawbone. According to CDC, half of Americans aged 30 or older have periodontitis, the most advanced form of periodontal disease. You can avoid this fate by working with a dentist to take good care of your teeth.