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A 23-year-old female asked about a 5-year-old male:

what might be the cause for bleeding gums and bad breath for a 5 year old boy? (note: we do brush his teeth twice a day!)

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Bleeding gums: Sign of gum infection. Bravo for brushing his teeth twice daily. Have to brush for 2 full minutes by the clock with a pea-sized portion of fluoridated toothpaste. Must also floss him daily, can-t get between teeth with toothbrush. Important that your son be seen immediately by General Dentist or preferably a Pediatric Dental Specialist. Infection requires immediate treatment.

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Last updated Feb 2, 2019

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