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Gums bleed when i brush every time. how to stop this?

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Dr. Scott Bobbitt answered

Specializes in Dentistry

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, when they brush, they brush the chewing surface of their teeth instead of removing the plaque from the gum line--the junction of the teeth and gums. Have a good dental check-up and have a hygienist demonstrate proper techniques.

Answered 12/9/2013

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Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch answered

Specializes in Dentistry

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 game plan to help you treat it. Remember, your home care is vital for a successful outcome. You will need to floss daily as recommended by your dental team.

Answered 4/17/2013

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