Instinctively, most people try to avoid brushing the area which bleeds in order not to aggravate it.
Bleeding gums usually result from plaque accumulation in a certain area. Left for long enough, plaque turns into tartar (calculus) which is a hardened build-up on the teeth. Tartar requires professional removal with a dentist. Bleeding gums means the area needs a bit more attention from your toothbrush or floss. Spend some time massaging the gums with your toothbrush, and continue to floss the area.
If you need help with brushing and flossing, have a look at our ‘Brushing and Flossing’ section.
The bleeding should resolve in 3-4 days if it is cleaned properly.
If it does not, please get in contact with us and we’ll have a look at it.