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A 27-year-old male asked:

I m bleeding everytime i m brushing my teeth.

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Wood
Endocrinology 27 years experience
See dentist: Bleeding gums with brushing your teeth may indicate periodontal disease. Getting an exam by a dentist is key.
Dr. William Jakavick
38 years experience
Bleeding gums : oral hygiene does not confine itself to brushing alone, you also must clean between your teeth DAILY! using floss and or a water pick, make sure your toothbrush is a soft bristle brush. Soft bristles are more flexible and cover more surface area of the tooth. Ideally you should brush and floss after every meal but 2x a day if thorough is sufficient. As for the bleeding you should see your dentist

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A 34-year-old member asked:

I have bleeding while brushing teeth, should I be concerned?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yup: It really depends on the cause of your bleeding... Are you brushing too hard, do you have periodontal disease, or do you have an underlying medical condition? These questions need to be answered, and for that you will need to make appointments first with your dentist and then with your physician for examinations.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Was brushing my teeth today and my gums were bleeding. What should I do?

5 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Kelner
Dentistry 10 years experience
Bleeding: Do they always bleed do they never bleed? How old are you? What is your hygiene like? Did you cut yourself brushing or flossing or is this disese progression? Hard to tell with the info you supplied.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have gums bleeding while brushing teeth?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 46 years experience
Not good: Bleeding gums are a sign something is wrong. It could be simply food between your teeth too long. Or there could be a general health problem like diabetes or a vitamin deficiency. See a dentist if improved brushing and flossing doesn't clear it up in a couple of days.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Gums bleeding while brushing teeth, should I be concerned?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Yes: Bleeding gums are not healthy and you should be concerned about this. The bleeding is caused by bacteria and the toxins the bacteria produce. They will destroy your gum tissue and if bad enough the bone supporting your teeth will be destroyed. You should see a dentist and have your teeth cleaned. Meanwhile make sure you are brushing and flossing at least twice a day.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Is bleeding while flossing and brushing teeth a bad thing?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Yes: In a healthy mouth, your gums should not bleed when flossing. Bleeding indicates there is inflammation present that is likely from plaque and tartar deposits on your teeth. You may need your teeth cleaned or you may have some gum disease. Your dentist can help you with both problems and instruct you on how to properly brush and floss in the future to prevent it from getting worse.

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