Bleeding Gums: A Possible Sign Of A Serious Disorder

Bleeding gums can result from brushing or flossing your teeth too vigorously, hormonal changes, a build-up of plaque, or even a serious disease called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura—ITP. Your dentist can detect this problem during a routine exam, which is an excellent reason to have bi-annual checkups. Causes of ITP Platelets are the cells in your blood that allow it to clot. When the platelet levels are extremely low, unexplained bleeding and bruising can occur. [Read More]