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Brown Mucus When I Brush My Teeth
Need more info: Coughing up thick brown stuff when brushing your teeth may or may not indicate a problem. If you brush your teeth after snacking or drinking, what you are coughing up may be a residue from either the drink or snack you recently consumed. If you are in good health, this may or may not indicate a problem. However, if this continues, a medical consultation may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more
Change toothpaste: Others have experienced a slimy or stringy substance in their mouths after brushing. It seems more common after using toothpastes with whitening agents. Some get it after using a mouthwash following brushing. I'd recommend trying a toothpaste designed to be more gentle. Brush without toothpaste for 3 days, then restart with a gentler or "natural" toothpaste. See your dentist if not resolving. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bleeding: Probably not the tooth. Almost certainly the gum tissue around the tooth is infected. This is a big red flag...gum disease is an active infection that requires definitive treatment. Schedule appointment with a gum specialist, a Periodontist, as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Likely gum infection: It may be that when you press your gums with your tongue, you are expressing pus from a gum or tooth infection. This drainage, depending on the underlying bacteria involved, can have a strong odor/flavor. If you want to keep your teeth, get it evaluated and treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am having my braces now. should i brush my teeth immediately after drink tea in morn, evening. my teeth is little yellowish due to my water.
Yes and no: to have a cavity, you need 3 things (acid, carbs and bacteria). If it's just plain tea with no table sugar, you dont need to brush it since there is no carbs present, just rinse your mouth with water to minimize staining. Regarding gum disease, one of the properties of black tea is mildly antiseptic and bacteriostatic (cool, isn't it?), so it might actually help fight gum disease :) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Too many: Bleeding gums are a symptom of many things besides poor oral hygiene or a tooth infection. Two other common reason for someone your age are erupting wisdom teeth or a vitamin deficiency. I have too often seen young adults first or second year from home not eating right. This will show up in the gums. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi! Whenever i brush my teeth my gum starts to bleed, is that normal? P.s. I don't brush my teeth right after i eat.
Gag reflex: Did you happen to gag yourself? Most likely this was the cause. ...Read more
Inflammation: Blood means inflammation and generally comes from periodontal inflammation. This ranges from simple gingivitis (gum inflammation) to more serious periodontitis (infected pockets below the gumline with gum and bone loss). See your dentists for helpful treatment and tips to get this under control. ...Read more
Haven't brushed my teeth in a while. I tend to notice that my gums bleed almost everytime i floss! what does this mean?
I just got my wisdom teeth out and every time i blow my nose my mouth fills with blood.Normal? Help!i
Yes and no: Yes that is normal if your surgery was very recent. However you should avoid blowing your nose too hard. Your upper wisdom teeth may have been very close to the sinus and it is possible that you have an exposure of the sinus causing blood to drip into it. If that is the case then you need to go back and see the surgeon. If you continue to have blood seep into your mouth get back to dentist asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
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