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  • Address

    Maroubra Clinic

    Maroubra Dental Clinic

    Office 1, 822 Anzac Parade
    Maroubra, NSW, 2035

    Parramatta Clinic

    Parramatta Dental Clinic

    The Hall, 356 Church Street
    (Corner of Church and Palmer St)
    Parramatta, NSW, 2150

  • Opening Hours
    • Mon to Thurs - 8am – 6pm
    • Fri 8am – 5pm
    • Sat 8am – 2pm
    • Sunday Closed

Dentist Journal

Help! My gums are inflamed, red and bleeding. What does this mean?

Gums that bleed or ache especially after brushing can be a sign of gum disease. Healthy gums do not generally bleed when brushing and flossing, so it is important to continue these practices to prevent the build-up of bacteria from food, which can lead to plaque and tartar. Some people think that when their gums bleed from flossing and brushing they should stop these practices. In fact, the opposite is recommended! If you do not floss or brush the build-up can get even worse so it is important to keep doing so gently and hopefully the bleeding ceases. We would recommend you schedule an appointment at the first signs of gum disease just to be safe.