A 19-year-old female asked:
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if i have gingivitis and i am starting to use waterpik water flosser, when will my gums stop bleeding when i am flossing with the water?

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Dr. Keith Hollander
35 years experience Dentistry
Not the only solutio: Gingivitis usually needs more than water-piking to eliminate the biofilm the bacteria produce from around the teeth. Its one part of the treatment. Use floss to disrupt the biofilm, use rinses like Chlorhexidine and Listerine to actively suppress bacteria and brush for at least 2 mins concentrating at the gum line. Many people brush the tooth structure but do not clean thoroughly at the gumline
Answered on Nov 13, 2016
Dr. Arman Roksar
24 years experience Prosthodontics
Slowly over time : Slowly over time the bleeding should decrease. One must take regular care and keep up their oral hygiene.
Answered on Nov 13, 2016

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