Oral Care Glossary
Dentists and Hygienist have a language all their own. This guide breaks down the professional terminology into everyday language.
Gums may bleed after brushing or flossing, but persistent bleeding is not normal. If bleeding frequently occurs when you brush your teeth or floss, this could be a sign of gingivitis, or inflammation of the gumline, which is caused by the development of plaque biofilm. It is recommended that you see your dental professional for an oral examination and professional cleaning.