My Gums Bleed Every Morning

Gums that bleed every morning during your morning brush routine can be an indication that your toothbrush has to be replaced because it’s stiff and hard. You’re also following improper brushing technique.

When brushing your teeth, never use the scrubbing motion as it can damage your gum tissue and tooth enamel. At AZ Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, our dentists will teach you the proper way to brush to avoid bleeding gums during your brushing routine.

On the other hand, if you have bleeding gums in the morning even when you’re not brushing, then it can be a sign that you have periodontal disease or gingivitis. It occurs even with regular brushing because plaque can still accumulate on the teeth. The only way to remove it is through professional cleanings. If the plaque isn’t removed, it leads to gingivitis and periodontitis.

Another reason is that you can have an undiagnosed blood clotting problem. It can be rare, but it must be ruled out.

Other reasons would include the following:


If you’re a smoker, then it’s highly likely the cause of your bleeding gums in the morning. Inhaled smoke leaves irritating toxins on your teeth that can be difficult to remove through brushing and flossing alone. As a result, the unhealthy substances become irritated causing your gums to bleed.

The situation gets worse if you have compromised immune function as you’re prone to infection.

But if you quit smoking, then your gums will surely thank you.

Poor diet

A nutritionally deficient diet can affect not just your body but also your mouth and gums. If you’re not eating the recommended servings of fresh vegetables and fruits, as well as dairy and protein, then you’re prone to inflammation, including gum bleeding.

For that reason, dentists recommend maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It’s not only for a healthy body, but it’s also for achieving a healthy mouth. Then, make sure that you combine good oral hygiene and general health to prevent dental and gum diseases.

Hormonal changes

If you’re a female, then gum bleeding can occur during menstruation or pregnancy because of hormonal changes as they increase chances of bleeding gums. Some women experience gingivitis when they have their monthly cycle.

Poor oral hygiene

Your gums will suffer if you have poor oral health. Even if you brush every day, but you brush too hard, then your gums will still suffer.

Keep in mind that your gums are made of soft tissue. By using hard bristle, then you’re just making it swell or bleed. Soft bristle toothbrush is your best option to clean your gums and teeth.

You should also brush your teeth at least twice a day. It can remove plaque and food debris left in your mouth after you eat. The bacteria in the plaque will use the food debris in producing acids, which affect gums and teeth.

No matter what the cause is, you need to discuss it with your dentist. Your dentist will perform a thorough dental examination and determine the cause of the bleeding and prescribe the right treatment plan.