A 44-year-old member asked:
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is bleeding gums always a symptom of gingivitis?

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Dr. Mazin Kizy
21 years experience Dentistry
No: If you are causing excessive trauma to your gums then they will bleed. If your gums are bleeding with normal brushing and flossing then you have gingivitis. Get checked by a dentist.
Answered on Oct 20, 2016
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