A Look at Why Gums Bleed

Posted by Joshua Walker on 3/17/2014 to Gum & Oral Health

A Look At Why Gums Bleed


When it comes to proper oral care, most people don’t seem to have the time or the knowledge.  With so much to do, and so much to keep track of, it can be difficult to make the time.  However, making the time for proper oral care is central to being healthy, and can help you and your body fight off gum disease.


To better understand your mouth, lets take a look at your gums.  The health of your gums can tell you a lot about your general health.  For example, bleeding gums can be a sign of serious medical conditions like platelet disorders and leukemia.  If your gums bleed, or you have a history of bleeding gums, then the best thing you can do for yourself is to do some research.  Provided below is a starting point.  We will briefly review some of the causes as well as possible solutions for your gums.


1.  Force


More often then not, the primary reasons why a person’s gums will bleed is excessive force.  This means that many people, who think they are helping their teeth and gums, are in fact causing long-term damage through continuous pressure.  Damaged can be caused by using toothbrushes that are not designed properly.  One of the best solutions can be as simple as finding a better toothbrush.


2.  Bleeding Disorders


Bleeding disorders will ameliorate any problems you are currently having, as your gums will be significantly more prone to bleed under force applied by you and your toothbrush.  In addition, this may occasionally cause your gums to bleed while you are chewing food.


3.  Vitamin K deficiency


It is also possible that you do not have enough vitamin K.  This will cause your gums to become more sensitive, leading to increased risk of bleeding.


4.  Leukemia


In addition, bleeding gums can be a sign of leukemia.  If you believe you may have leukemia, seek a doctor’s opinion immediately.





The solution to your bleeding gum will be dependent on what is causing it.  That said, there are two things you can do which will help out in most cases.  The first is to make sure your diet is adequate.  The second is to invest in a better toothbrush.  Toothbrushes like the Toof-inger Toothbrush are designed to apply very little pressure to your gums, allowing you to care for your teeth without risking your gums in the process.