Signs Aren’t Always So Apparent
Bleeding during Flossing
Many people will only experience bleeding gums when they floss or brush their teeth. Pay special attention during your hygiene routine.
Change in Texture
Healthy gum tissue is firm, smooth, and lies flat next to the teeth. Swollen tissue may have a rolled margin along the teeth or appear visibly inflamed.
Change in Color
Gum tissue should be evenly pigmented and light pink or coral. Dark pink, red, purple or even blue gums could indicate something is wrong.