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Gums bleed without brushing

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 34 years experience
Brushing wrong: The most common reason i see is that people are ineffective at oral hygiene. Most don't clean the most important sites--in between the teeth. Also, wh... Read More
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Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 28 years experience
Dental Exam: Depending on the level of inflammation, you likely have some degree of gum disease. Your dentist should be able to diagnose it for you and lay out a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 41 years experience
Its up to you: only you can change this behavior. most probably you are causing irreversible damage that can lead to a cascade of other problems. You already know ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
See your hygienist: It seems that you are hurting instead of helping your teeth and gums when you brush. You are brushing too hard and too aggressive brushing can be tra... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Susanin
Dentistry - Periodontics 35 years experience
Gums that bleed: It has been documented that bleeding gums indicate a likelihood of periodontal or gum disease. It is recommended to visit your dentist to have this e... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. PAUL Christu
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 46 years experience
Gingivitis: The most likely cause is gingivitis; flossing on a daily basis is the most important step in treatment and you may need a cleaning by a dental hygeini... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 58 years experience
See a periodontist: Bleeding gums are a sign of one or many problems. Have a periodontist evaluate you if you are just brushing too hard with a too firm brush that would... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
The fact that: The fact that your gums do not bleed is good, assuming you brush and floss adequately. Any evaluation more than that would require a one on one person... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
See your doctor: You need to be examined and evaluated to make sure nothing serious is happening.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Soft brush: Use a soft brush, brush lightly including the gums even if they bleed, and use floss. Over time, they will stop bleeding. Make sure to follow up with... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 58 years experience
See a periodontist: If you have bleeding gums it is a sign of a problem. It could be an infection in the gums or the sign of a systemic problem start with the periodonti... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sandler
Dentistry 51 years experience
Floss and brush!: Bleeding gums are often caused by tartar (food and germs) building up between teeth, where brushing alone can't reach. Brush with a soft brush, but m... Read More
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