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Why is my gums bleeding?

Healthy normal gums don’t really bleed. Bleeding gums is a sign of gingivitis or gum inflammation. It's a common and mild form of gum disease, and it's caused by a buildup of plaque along the gum line. If you have gingivitis, your gums may look red, swollen, and irritated. They may also bleed when you brush or floss your teeth.

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