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A 24-year-old female asked:

What can i do about my bleeding gums when i brush my teeth?

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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 42 years experience
Brush/Floss/Care: You need to see a dentist for an evaluation. You may need care to get you started. If you have deposits only professional care can remove them. They can also help determine the best home care regimen for you.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
See a dentist: It is hard to tell exactly why your gums are bleeding... Most likely your have calculus stuck to your teeth, which is irritating your gums causing the bleeding. Have your dentist check all of your teeth and have a professional cleaning to start.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Several things: First you need to be evaluated by a dentist who can actually examine you and see x-rays of your teeth and supporting structures. He\she will go over your medical and dental history including any possible medications or medical conditions that may be a contributing factor . Your teeth should be professional cleaned and brushing and flossing techniques should be reviewed with you.

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A 16-year-old male asked:

Gums below all my teeth are bleeding.Why? What should I do?

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Dr. R Thomas
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Dentistry 32 years experience
Bleeding gums: Usually bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease. There can be other causes - some systemic causes can include diabetes, but the most common and first one to address is gum disease. I advise you to see your dentist.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Why do my gums and teeth hurt when i brush my teeth?

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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Gingival inflammatio: First, you should be using an extra soft toothbrush. Any other firmness can hurt the guns even when gums are healthy. Secondly, monitor your force when brushing lastly, if gums bleed when brushing, you may have inflammation or gingivitis causing pain. If this is the case see your dentist.

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