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A 21-year-old male asked:

I my front teeth and lower teeth gums are red only. it's not caused by oral hygiene and either brushing hard. i been cleaning it a year now and its red still no matter how much i clean and floss. it has to have a different cause than oral hygiene?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
You've asked the same question multiple times. It is hard to diagnose these issues without radiographs, periodontal charting, and an examination. My suggestion is you see a periodontist, a specialist who deals in such matters.
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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
IF YOU PRACTICE GOOD ORAL HYGIENE AS YOU STATED THAN YOU MAY BE UNDER A LOT OF ANXIETY AND STRESS TO CAUSE THIS REDNESS. SOME MEDICATIONS CAN CAUSE THIS PROBLEM ALSO. NORMAL GUM PIGMENTATION CAN BE RED INSTEAD OF DARK, IF YOUR GUMS DON'T BLEED THAN YOU ARE GOOD AND NORMAL,DON'T WORRY.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Causes for red gums. Trauma, improper oral hygiene practices, malocclusion, oral anatomic variation, avoidance of regular (6 month) professional examination/cleaning, inflammation, sub-gingival calculus, food or environmental allergies, just to mention a few. You've asked this question before, and the answer is always the same. See a Periodontist, a gum/bone specialist. Your screen can't fix this.
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Last updated Jul 30, 2021
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