Half of Americans have advanced gum disease, yet many of us experience little to no symptoms (1,2). Bleeding is a sign that your gums have been irritated for a while, most likely from dental plaque. Therefore, if you experience gum bleeding when brushing or flossing, it is probably a sign that you need to work on your teeth and gums more thoroughly – not leave them alone.
If you notice localized traces of bleeding in your mouthpiece after use, you shouldn't be worried. Willo, or any other toothbrushing device, when used in normal conditions, is not known to cause gum trauma and bleeding is primarily a sign of some gum inflammation. Since using Willo involves a more dynamic gum massage, as well as fluids passing between teeth, inflamed or sensitive gums may take a few days to adjust to this new method. If bleeding with use persists after 10 days, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.