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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Yup: It really depends on the cause of your bleeding... Are you brushing too hard, do you have periodontal disease, or do you have an underlying medical co ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
25 years experience Dentistry
Not directly, but..: Tooth brushing is absolutely your first line of defense against gum disease. But people who brush their gums "too hard" can actually cause great harm ... Read More
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
No: No. Gum disease is untreated bacterial infection that produces irritants that cause the gums to swell and cause bone to be lost, which leads to gum r ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: I often recommend a mouthwash after brushing. There are many mouthwashes but, most mouthwashes are not very effective. Ask your dentist what mouth ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Binder
Specializes in Dentistry
Sure it is: Many people like to use mouthwash, and the right time to use it is after you clean your teeth. Note that mouthwash is not a substitution for proper o ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ayoub
17 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Bacteria: Brushing your teeth will help, however the yellowness can be due to tartar build up and need to be cleaned by hygienist smelliness can be due to bact ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
39 years experience Dentistry
Never: Brush and floss only the ones you want to keep.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
19 years experience Dentistry
Yes: In a healthy mouth, your gums should not bleed when flossing. Bleeding indicates there is inflammation present that is likely from plaque and tartar ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Do not try: Household bleach is not intended for intraoral use. It will irritate and burn your mucous membranes and can cause serious health problems. Read the la ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marshall Dicker
45 years experience Dentistry
Bleeding tooth: If your tooth is acutally bleeding see an oral surgeon....Like....Yesterday if the bleeding is from the gum you need to see a periodontist asa ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wollschlager
25 years experience Dentistry
Tooth decay: Tooth decay requiers three things, a tooth, sugar and bacteria. An individuals rate of decay depends on sugar intake and the prevalence of strep mutan ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Yes: Brush to remove the main debris where your brush can reach. Floss to clean in between and where your brush cannot reach. Rinse to complete the process ... Read More
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