Is It Normal For My Gums To Bleed When I Have Braces?

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The question of the day is “Is it normal for my gums to bleed when I have braces?”

Bleeding is a sign from your body that there is some infection in the gums. You have to remember, when you get braces on your teeth, you have to clean properly around them. Food and plaque can get stuck around the braces if you don’t clean them. This can then irritate the gums and cause redness. Redness is a sign that there is some inflammation in the gums.

When the gums become red and inflamed, they tend to bleed. It is important to practice proper oral hygiene recommended by an orthodontist. This includes brushing, flossing, and rinsing. If you do these things then the redness should go away and your teeth should no longer bleed.