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Chewing Gum After Brushing Teeth
Sure: Why not chew gum if you wish. Gum chewing also is like a habit fr some. The only time I would not advise the immediate gum chewing is if you are using a special or heavily fluoridate toothpaste. You want that to sit in your mouth undisturbed as long as possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Absolutely!: Brushing your gums, especially where the tooth and gum meets, is very important to prevent tooth decay. One of the worst types of tooth decay is when it occurs at the gum line, and it is called "root decay". The protective enamel layer for the tooth ends where the gum starts, so the tooth is weakest around the gum line. If you have receding gums, exposed roots have no protection: Brush gum line! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No. Gum disease is untreated bacterial infection that produces irritants that cause the gums to swell and cause bone to be lost, which leads to gum recession and loose teeth. Overbrushing can lead to gingival (gum) recession if too much force is used, as in heavy scrubbing motion or using a hard or firm bristle toothbrush. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hit bottom gums while brushing teeth. They turned red and now it hurts to eat/touch. Gums taste like blood.
Bruised gums: You bruised your gums and may have scraped them causing some bleeding. ...Read more
Is it true you should brush a little bit of your gums when brushing your teeth in circular motions to prevent gum recession?
See: See your Dentist and/or Dental Hygienist to review the best brushing method for you. What works for the next person may need to be modified for you. In general you should be gently brushing 2 full minutes 2x/day with a soft toothbrush and a pea sized portion of fluoridated toothpaste, the entire tooth structure including the tooth/gum junction. Daily flossing is mandatory. See your Dentist. ...Read more
Can brushing your teeth with whitiinging toothpaste then other kinds of paste 3 times a day cause white spots and lines near the gum line?
Pus hav been coming out of gums for a year now. How can I completely drained all pus from gums. Doctors advice of brushing teeth not working.?
After brushing teeth, gagged a little, coughed up bright red blood. Have had a cold. I don't believe it's gums. Should I be worry? First time ever.
If it doesn't: Happen again, don't worry. If it does, see Your Physician. ...Read more
When brushing teeth I do circular motions on the gumline and gums for 10 seconds then brush a few strokes down on the tooth. Today read that brushing gums above the gumline is bad???
Is it normal to spit red stuff in the morning when brushing teeth (dont know if its blood)? This barely happens. This someone has gum disease too.
Spit red stuff: No it is not normal to spit red stuff. You mentioned that this person has gum disease. The good news is that gum disease can be treated and we can save your teeth- See a dentist or gum specialist ASAP. That same bacteria that causes the red stuff can also cause heart attacks and strokes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A month ago, I accidentally sprayed the gap between third molar and gum when I was water flossing. Now the wound appears white line, bleeds occasionally and hurts a little when I squeeze the wounded area. Although I've been brushing teeth, water flossing
See your dentist: Any white lesion that does not resolve itself in two-three weeks should be evaluated by your dentist. ...Read more
If you have a yeast overgrowth in the mouth or thrush, can it get into the bloodstream if your gums bleed while brushing your teeth?
Burnt my mouth last night & now have a bump on my inner lip & a white spot on my gums, the second of which turned red after brushing teeth. Normal?
Is there an alternative to brushing teeth, like something you can chew? It isn't from laziness--I honestly have a really good reason.
Most commercially available chewing gum contains a sugary sweetener that breaks down into acid which can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. Sugar-free chewing gum is better, but the best option is chewing gum with xylitol, a naturally-occuring wood sugar that bacteria can't digest. This not only stimulates salivary flow to neutralize acids but it also ...Read more
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