This is not a healthy situation as healthy tissue doesn’t bleed. Many people are so use to having this happen that they think it is normal. Bleeding gums is a sign of gingivitis and gum disease which can lead to severe infections and loss of teeth. It also has been linked to other diseases in the body like heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s. By getting your gums healthy, you can reduce risk factors for many of these other diseases, like these, and live a longer healthier life.