Bleeding is not normal when flossing, and it's one of nine symptoms of gum disease. Practicing good oral health is one way to ward off gum disease and tooth decay. Brushing or using mouthwash won't reach the tartar that stubbornly lodges between teeth—this is where flossing comes in.
Watch this video for a quick overview of proper flossing technique. If your gums bleed when you floss or brush your teeth, you might have gum disease that requires treatment, such as the advanced LANAP procedure.
Call the office of Colorado Advanced Dentistry at (720) 420-1103 to make an appointment if you have dental concerns. We can provide a periodontal disease evaluation and more information about maintaining your oral health.