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Pink in the Sink? When to Worry

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If you see pink in the sink when you brush or floss your teeth, you are likely experiencing bleeding gums. and you need to let a dentist know. The gums are soft, delicate tissues that support your teeth. When the gums are damaged or unhealthy, your entire smile is at risk. What is causing your bleeding gums? Ask yourself these questions to help you get to the root of your problem:

Did you suffer a trauma to the gums?

Whether it was a fork or bad fall, a mouth-related accident or injury can involve the gums and cause these sensitive tissues to bleed temporarily.

Did you recently begin to floss more often?

Any change in your flossing routine can contribute to gum bleeding. This is common for patients who haven’t flossed in weeks and decide to start flossing a few days prior to their dental appointment. In this case – don’t stop flossing!

Are you taking blood thinning medications?

These medications inhibit the blood’s ability to clot, which can lead to easier bleeding within the gums.

Are you pregnant?

Hormones can make the gums more sensitive, and pregnancy gingivitis is very common. Bleeding gums may be the first sign of gum disease in pregnancy.

Are you experiencing other signs of gum disease?

A primary cause of bleeding gums is inadequate plaque removal. When bacteria-containing plaque accumulate in the mouth, it attacks the healthy gum tissues and can cause them to bleed easily when brushing or flossing. Gum disease is also associated with receding gums, swollen or red gums, bad breath and sensitive teeth. If your gum bleeding is accompanied by one or more of these symptoms, there’s a strong chance you need periodontal disease treatment.

Treating Your Bleeding Gums

Never ignore bleeding within your gums. While it can often be a temporary occurrence or one that is not cause for alarm, bleeding gums can also be your first warning sign of gum disease. At Mitzi Morris, DMD, we offer several remedies for bleeding gums related to gum disease, including antibacterial rinses, scaling and root planing (deep cleanings) and more.

Call today to schedule your appointment in Roswell!

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Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

    Marc Mamane

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