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can brushing teeth with sea salt raise blood pressure

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Salt is Salt: Salt is NaCl (Sodium Chloride). The other "salts" contain various amounts of other minerals like magnesium, potassium and others. This affects their t ... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Pohlhaus
32 years experience Dentistry
Sign of inflammation: Some blood on your toothbrush is nothing to panic about. It does indicate inflammation of the gums. At your age this is likely gingivitis. A good prof ... Read More
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Dr. Maryam Chiani
29 years experience Dentistry
Gingivitis: Bleeding gums are indication of gingivitis or perhaps a more serious gum disease. A visit to your dentist and a thorough evaluation is a start.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Not normal: It is of concern, but not an emergency. Bleeding indicates inflamed (infected) gum tissues. Please see your Dentist for an evaluation. You may need ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
39 years experience Dentistry
Indication: It is not normal and can be an indication of gum disease or in rare cases a systemic condition. I would suggest having a dentist diagnose your proble ... Read More
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Yes, gum disease: Healthy gums should not bleed when you brush or floss your teeth. Bleeding is a sign of disease and infection and this should be treated by a dentist ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
47 years experience Emergency Medicine
Bruised gums: You bruised your gums and may have scraped them causing some bleeding.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
41 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Bleeding gums: Bleeding means that there is bacteria present. That bacteria can accumulate and cuse an actual infection in the gum tissue. Over time, if not cleaned ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Bleeding Gums: This is nearly 100% likely to be a sign of gingivitis. This is bleeding gums and your dentist should be consulted to do thorough cleaning and to teach ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Gag reflex: Ask your Dentist if there is a topical anesthetic desensitizing mouth rinse available OTC.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
43 years experience Dentistry
Gingivitis ?: If you bleed following brushing you could have many forms of gingivitis. From mild to serious. You could also have the more serious periodontal dise ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
51 years experience Orthodontics
If it doesn't : happen again, don't worry. If it does, see Your Physician.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
You should be fine: After 10 days the extraction site should have healed.
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