The Science of Smiles® | 200 S. El Molino Avenue Suite #6 Pasadena, CA 91101
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FAQ: Is it Normal For Gums to Bleed After a 6-Month Checkup?

FAQ: Is it Normal For Gums to Bleed After a 6-Month Checkup?

THE SCIENCE OF SMILESBi-annual checkups and dental cleanings are important for optimal dental health. However, some of our patients worry because their gums tend to bleed after a 6-month routine cleaning.

Is this normal?

Well, it depends.

It’s absolutely normal for gums to bleed for a day or two following a hygiene cleaning. But, if bleeding and tenderness last longer, you’ll really need to come back in for another examination. The possibility of gum disease exists.

Gum disease forms when plaque builds up along the gum line. Other symptoms include bad breath, pain when chewing, and loose teeth.

At THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®, avoiding gum disease is just one of the many important goals we set for our patients. Along with ideal dental health, we also strive to give our patients unforgettable smiles through cosmetic dentistry.

Some of the amazing smile transformation procedures we offer include:

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental bonding
  • Custom teeth whitening
  • Inlays/onlays
  • Dental implants.

If you want to correct several unattractive features in your smile, we can design a custom cosmetic dental smile makeover that includes a combination of these services. It is not an exaggeration to say that modern cosmetic dentistry performed with competence truly works miracles with your smile!

Our patients appreciate our comfortable office and caring staff. If you are looking for a local dentist with ability in preventative, general, and cosmetic dentistry, we invite you to schedule an appointment today!


THE SCIENCE OF SMILES® offers affordable cosmetic and laser dentistry and gentle, compassionate general dental care in Pasadena, CA. Our office is conveniently situated with extended hours to meet your needs. At THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®, we offer most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures, complete dental rebuilding, sleep apnea, and TMJ/ Headache management. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover affordable up-to-date dentistry and a team who truly cares at THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®.