Do not be fooled: bleeding gums are not proof of particularly thorough oral hygiene. In fact, it is a sign of periodontitis, inflammation of the gums and a condition that is still often underestimated.
The real reason for the bleeding is bacteria, which are present everywhere in the mouth with insufficient care. With bleeding gums, your excretions can quickly enter the bloodstream in large quantities, where they can cause an infection of the blood vessels. In this way, pathogens and inflammatory substances in the tissue develop their harmful effects even in organs far from the head. The risk of having a heart or brain infarction is even higher in people with gum disease than due to known factors such as smoking and high cholesterol.