Q & A (abFout flossing)
Q….”My gums bleed sometimes when I floss my teeth, which I admittedly don’t do as often as I should. Is this normal? Should I be concerned?
A….”Normal?” No. Common? Yes
Bleeding gums are often a sign of inflammation, caused by buildup of food, plaque(the soft debris that’s hardened onto your teeth) or calculus (debris that’s hardened onto your teeth). Regular flossing can prevent this buildup. Once a day, you should floss gently up and down between teeth, hugging each tooth like a ‘C.’ But it’s important to have regular professional cleanings-at least every six months-since there are hard -to-reach areas that even regular flossing and brushing can miss.