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Why do I experience gum bleeding after using AutoBrush?

Updated 1 week ago by Marlou Quilicol

While there are many reasons that your gums could experience bleeding while using AutoBrush, it's possible that the first couple of uses may cause bleeding. Our users have reported subsiding of this typically after the first two weeks. Remember, your mouth is still getting accustomed to the AutoBrush as your brush may be brushing areas that you may not have been brushing previously.

Below are some of the reasons that gum bleeding might occur in general:

Gingivitis

If you’re not brushing or flossing regularly, plaque can build up on your teeth. If left for too long, plaque can turn to a calcified substance known as tartar - which needs to be scraped from your teeth by a dentist. Yuck!

The buildup of plaque and bacteria on your teeth can also lead to gum irritation, which may cause bleeding and inflamed gums. Luckily, this is an early stage of gum disease and can be reversed. However, if gingivitis is left untreated, your gums may start to pull away from your teeth, leaving vulnerable surfaces open for more bacteria growth.

Medication

Certain prescription medications, such as blood thinners, can cause an increase in gum bleeding. If you take blood thinners, your gums may bleed for a longer period of time as your blood isn’t able to clot as easily. Be sure to consult with your doctor or dentist about side effects of certain medications.

If your medication is known to cause adverse effects to your dental health, be sure to let your dentist know so they can provide you with the necessary care to keep your mouth healthy.

Pregnancy

During pregnancy, hormones can have some drastic effects on your entire body - this includes your gums. Pregnancy gingivitis can cause an increase in swelling and bleeding in your gums, as well as an increase in sensitivity. Consult your dentist to find out the best way to care for your teeth during pregnancy.

New Oral Care Routine

If you’re starting to floss or brush more frequently, your gums may need a while to catch up. Don’t give up, as these good habits will lead to better overall oral health down the line. Your gums may bleed or feel irritated for a while after changing your oral care routine, but eventually they’ll bleed less and feel much better.

As a side note, ensure you’re not brushing your teeth too hard. Be gentle and use circular motions when brushing. If you’re still experiencing bleeding and pain in your gums, try using a soft bristled toothbrush.


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