My gums bleed when I floss. Why?

Beata Q.
Bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease. The more you floss the less bacteria you will have that hide below the gum line.

Emily Q.
Bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease. The more you floss the less bacteria you will have that hide below the gum line.

Nikolaj F.
If you're not someone who flosses regularly, then the act of flossing can sometimes make your gums bleed. It seems counter-intuitive, but flossing more often will make the bleeding less frequent. If the bleeding is excessive, it's worth going to the dentist to get it checked out.

Ingo Z.
Bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease. The more you floss the less bacteria you will have that hide below the gum line.

Brian F.
Bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease. The more you floss the less bacteria you will have that hide below the gum line.

Pamela G.
This may be due to deficiency of Vitamin C. Start taking citrus fruits and vegetables which is a great source of vitamin C. You'll see the difference in a week or so. If bleeding still persists, consult your dentist/periodontist

Leonid J.
Well if you haven’t done it in a long time, that’s normal, they’ll be sensitive. Check with your dentists about proper flossing techniques. Also a good google search will always help. I remember the goal isn’t to just shove it between my teeth, it’s to follow the inward curve on both sides underneath the gums.