A 44-year-old member asked:
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i brush my teeth twice a day for at least two minutes a time. my gums are really sore and bleed when brushing, could this be gingivitis?

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Dr. Joaquin Siles
46 years experience Prosthodontics
Brushing?Bleeding: Yes, you are right. You do have gingivitis. Need to see your dentist.
Answered on Apr 12, 2014

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Bleeding gums. : Healthy gums do not bleed. Gums are sore and bleed ? Is gingivitis.You need professional cleaning, perhaps periodontal treatment.
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