One of the most common issues that people mention to their dentist when they go for a check-up is that they have bleeding gums. For some, the issue is one that occurs infrequently, but for others, the situation is more serious with their gums bleeding regularly.
In truth, almost everyone has experienced bleeding gums at some point, and in many instances there is no underlying problem with their dental health. Most likely the bleeding was caused by over-vigorous brushing or a sharp piece of food, such as crisps or crunchy toast, which caused a small cut.
If you have experienced bleeding gums on a more regular basis, and not as a result of a one-off problem, then it can be the sign of something more serious with regards to your oral health. In particular, it can be a signal that you have gum disease, and as such, you should speak to your dentist as soon as possible.