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A 47-year-old member asked:

Every time i brush my teeth my gums bleed, is it serious?

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Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: It is the start of gum disease. See your dentist.
Dr. Thomas Rohrer
Dentistry 35 years experience
Go on youtube and search for correct flossing techniques. DO that, and use an antibacterial rinse also. That alone should help. Ideally, have a dentist evaluate and get a professional dental cleaning done if you haven't had one done in the last three months.
Nov 7, 2012
Dr. Richard Fuller
Dentistry 42 years experience
Definnitely: You should be able to brush and floss all your teeth without seeing any bleeding. Persistent bleeding gums is a sign of periodontal disease. See your dentist asap for an evaluation and treatment.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What is wrong if my gums bleed every single time i brush my teeth? How can I get this treated?

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Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Cosmetic Dentistry 36 years experience
INFLAMMATION: Inflammation of the gums caused by plaque will make the gums bleed during brushing. You may have a simple case of gingivitis or a more severe form of gum disease (periodontitis). See your dentist for an exam.
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Dr. Randy Nolf commented
Periodontics 42 years experience
You can take a free test online to help understand more before you see a dentist. Www.theDentalTest.com. Always follow up with a dentist.
Mar 15, 2013
A 40-year-old member asked:

Every time i brush my teeth my gums bleed there a bit puffy too. Is there anything i can use to remove this?

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Dr. John Francis
Periodontics 30 years experience
Don't give up!: If your good habits at home, i.e. Brushing and flossing, don't reduce the problem, you may have more serious periodontitis rather than just gingivitis. See your dentist soon. It may be too involved for you to manage on your own.
A 43-year-old member asked:

My gums are puffy and bleed when brushing my teeth. Is this a serious condition?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Can be...: Puffy gums with associated bleeding is indicative of inflammation, secondary to gingivitis or periodontitis. How serious it is cannot be determined over the internet. See a local dentist for an evaluation and a good, professional cleaning.
A 42-year-old member asked:

My gums bleed every time i brush my teeth even though I have been flossing. What do you think I should do?

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Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 35 years experience
Hmmm: Do you go to the dentisit regularly? Most liekly you have gingivitis or periodontitis but it can be a sign of systemic diisease. Therefore, have your dentist determine if your have periodontitis and if not get to your md for a blood test.
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A 18-year-old male asked:

I was just brushing my teeth and some of my gums started to bleed. I haven't brushed my teeth for a long time , is that the reason ?

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Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 16 years experience
Yes: If you have not brushed your teeth for a long time your gums will bleed due to increased build up. Just keep it up with it since you just started and add some flossing in to help keep things extra clean and proper. As the tissue gets cleaner it will eventually get healthier but if you have not had a dental exam and cleaning in a long time too I would suggest you do that soon as well.

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