Gum disease can cause gum swelling and bleeding. As gum disease progresses, gum bleeding becomes more and more pronounced; often gums will bleed when eating and during tooth brushing. Brushing may even become a painful experience, and the end result is less and less cleaning, leading to more plaque buildup. Plaque is the culprit here, because it will collect in the areas that are not well brushed, such as between the teeth and at the gum line. As plaque ages it hardens and starts to irritate gums, and gum irritation causes bleeding. Another unfortunate side effect is weakening of gum tissue; gums get thinner and thinner.
A good oral care program will remove plaque on a daily basis, strengthen gums to make them more resistant, and combat bad bacteria responsible for attacks on tooth and gum integrity.
You will find products in this category to help clean teeth and protect and strengthen gums, thereby reducing or eliminating bleeding gums.