Your gums surround your teeth and help to support them. Looking after your gums is extremely important. They need looking after just as much as your teeth. Bleeding gums indicate that your gums are swollen and could be a sign of gum disease, known as gingivitis. this is merely inflammation of the gums. If gingivitis is left untreated it can develop further into periodontitis. This is inflammation of the gums but also affects the bone supporting the teeth. A result of this disease you could lose your tooth. To order to keep your mouth in an optimum condition we recommend you come in for regular hygiene appointments and dental check-ups.