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Gums bleed while brushing, I take vit c 500mg daily for a month. The bleeding is controlled. I stop taking vit c, my gums bleed again. Permanant solution?

Gums bleed while brushing, I take vit c 500mg daily for a month. The bleeding is controlled. I stop taking vit c, my gums bleed again. Permanant solution?

Bleeding gums: Although its true that a deficiency of vitamin c can cause bleeding gums, it may not be the sole reason you are having these symptoms. You need to see a dentist to evaluate your overall health and condition of your gums and teeth to rule out other causes of your problem. In the meantime, make sure you are brushing and flossing properly (see image). Brush after every meal and floss every night. ...Read more

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What should I do if my gums bleed after brush teeth?

What should I do if my gums bleed after brush teeth?

Don't give up!: If your good habits at home, i.e. Brushing and flossing, don't reduce the problem, you may have more serious periodontitis rather than just gingivitis. See your dentist soon. ...Read more

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My breath has smelt acidy the past 2 days. Cause? How do I fix it? I have gerd, post nasal drip. Recently gums bleed when brushing. Crown 1month ago

My breath has smelt acidy the past 2 days. Cause? How do I fix it? I have gerd, post nasal drip. Recently gums bleed when brushing. Crown 1month ago

Reduce acid: You need a acid reducer or controller to reduce the acid production. Do note that reflux may cause gum and dental problem as well. Have you talked to your doctor yet? ...Read more

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Gums and inside lips hurt. Gums bleed when brushing. Feels tender. Mouth wash helps.

Gums and inside lips hurt. Gums bleed when brushing. Feels tender. Mouth wash helps.

Sore bleeding gums: Signs of gum infection. Mouth wash will not cure infection, just numb area a little bit. Important that y0u see your Dentist or a specialist Periodontist as soon as possible. Gum infections do not self-cure, and are not self limiting, spreading to other organ systems. ...Read more

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The left side of my mouth hurts constantly. Gums bleed when brush, teeth sensitive, I believe I feel the nerves in the pockets. Pain relief? Recommend

Treatment: It sounds like you may have periodontal disease. In the short term, you can use ibuprofen, but the most effective long term pain relief will be from having the area treated. Pain is not usually present until periodontal disease becomes severe, so you may consider seeing a periodontist who specializes in this type of treatment sooner rather than later. Hang in there! ...Read more

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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?

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?

Not a problem: You get bacteria into your blood every time you brush your teeth hard, floss properly, or pass stool. Candida in a healthy person is even less dangerous. It gets into your blood from time to time without posing a danger. ...Read more

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Gums bleed when I brush every time. How to stop this?

Dental Exam: Depending on the level of inflammation, you likely have some degree of gum disease. Your dentist should be able to diagnose it for you and lay out a game plan to help you treat it. Remember, your home care is vital for a successful outcome. You will need to floss daily as recommended by your dental team. ...Read more

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I'm 22 and my gums bleed when I brush and go white (maybe I brush too hard). What do I do?

I'm 22 and my gums bleed when I brush and go white (maybe I brush too hard). What do I do?

See a periodontist: Bleeding gums are a sign of one or many problems. Have a periodontist evaluate you
if you are just brushing too hard with a too firm brush that would cause bleeding but so will gums that are infected and if not treated can progress to bone damage to your jaw. ...Read more

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My gums bleed everytime I brush and floss, help?

My gums bleed everytime I brush and floss, help?

Underlying disease: You may have periodontal disease to be treated or an abscess. Check with your dentist. Continue to brush and floss because it is only helping with a good oral hygiene effort. ...Read more

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Could you explain why do my gums bleed when I brush my teeth?

Could you explain why do my gums bleed when I brush my teeth?

Gum inflammation: Gums should not bleed unless there is 1)gum inflammation and brushing establish a drainage, 2)trauma to the gum using hard/medium bristle brush, 3)tooth or periodontal abscess 4)underlying gum disease that is needed to be treated. Normal healthy gum should not bleed. Check with your dentist. ...Read more

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My gums bleed when I brush my teeth sometimes. What should I do?

My gums bleed when I brush my teeth sometimes. What should I do?

Don't wait: Seek out a dentist now. Don't wait till it hurts. Bleeding is a symptom of some type of gum disease. ...Read more

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My gums bleed when I brush my teeth sometimes. What does this mean?

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My gums bleed when I brush my teeth sometimes. What does this mean?

Gingivitis: Occasionally, gum may be inflamed due to local area of food impaction. This will cause occasional bleeding during brushing. It should not be permanent or chronic problem as bleeding tends to occur in the same area every time you brush. This means there may be an underlying cause. Diagnose and treat it with your dentist. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why my gums bleed when I brush my teeth?

Could use expert help with why my gums bleed when I brush my teeth?

Periodontal problem: Your gums are inflamed from improper or inadequate tooth brushing and flossing. It's like scrubbing your knee after you just fell and scraped it. See your dentist for a periodontal (gum) evaluation, cleaning and treatment if necessary. This is best to catch and treat in the early phases. ...Read more

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Could you answer if it is bad if my gums bleed when I brush my teeth?

Could you answer if it is bad if my gums bleed when I brush my teeth?

Many factors: There can be a number of factors that may be involved if your gums bleed when brushing. All the way from systemic disorders, to normal conditions like pregnancy to mechanically brushing too forcefully to a certain level of gum disease. Ask your general dentist to help you which is at play in your situation, he/she is the real expert and pro in this area. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the first thing to do when you gums bleed when you brush your teeth?

See a dentist: Bleeding gums is a sign of gingivitis. Have you seen a dentist and had your teeth cleaned recently? See a dentist for. An evaluation asap. ...Read more

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My gums bleed after I brush my teeth. How can I prevent this in the future?

My gums bleed after I brush my teeth. How can I prevent this in the future?

A lot or a little?: Sometimes, accidental trauma will cause tiny point bleeding on your gum. That would be normal. However, if spontaneous bleeding occurs every time you brush, this would indicate an underlying periodontal disease that needed to be diagnosed and treated. Good brushing will always help the bleeding but will not treat the disease. Check with your dentist/periodontist. ...Read more

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My 22 months old gum bleed whenever I brush her teeth, she's not eating well and have temperature. Her lips are sore and she have like a white thing?

My 22 months old gum bleed whenever I brush her teeth, she's not eating well and have temperature. Her lips are sore and she have like a white thing?

Dental exam: Have your daughter evaluated by a pediatric dentist. This is the best way for you to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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Why do my two year old's gums always bleed while brushing? I don't feel like I'm brushing too hard, but it seems l like there is always some small amount of blood after I brush her teeth. Could it be the type of toothbrush I'm using? .

Why do my two year old's gums always bleed while brushing? I don't feel like I'm brushing too hard, but it seems l like there is always some small amount of blood after I brush her teeth. Could it be the type of toothbrush I'm using? .

Too long to wait: The american dental association and the wisconsin dental association now recomends children visit their dentist 6 months after the first tooth errupts. By the child's first birthday they should be seen by their dentist. This is similar to a well baby check up. Prevention is key here. Parental involvement to healthy teeth is essential. Find out why your child's gums bleed and stay healthy. ...Read more

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How long before gingivitis turns to periodontitis? I think I have gingivitis, because my gums bleed when I brush. I haven't been going to the dentist regularly, because I don't have dental insurance coverage. How long can I wait before i'll get periodonti

How long before gingivitis turns to periodontitis? I think I have gingivitis, because my gums bleed when I brush. I haven't been going to the dentist regularly, because I don't have dental insurance coverage. How long can I wait before i'll get periodonti

Gingivitis: Gingivitis does not always turn into periodontitis but often does. Your immune reponse will dictate how fast and how much the disease will progress. Arresting the disease as soon as it is discovered is the best way to prevent progression. Brushing and flossing regularly and being regular with your dental hygiene visits will help. ...Read more

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24 yrs LMP june 20. Excessive burping bleed gums while brushing, nausea. Yesterday bright blood in urine little bit 2 drops, hpt negative am I preg?

24 yrs LMP june 20. Excessive burping bleed gums while brushing, nausea. Yesterday bright blood in urine little bit 2 drops, hpt negative am I preg?

PREGNANCY: You should miss 1 month by now if your LMP was 6-20 and am sick positive. Hpt is not accurate test. Blood test is better.Gerd, UTI and bleeding gums have to be examined also. You can be pregnant! ...Read more

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My gums bleed every time I brush, what causes bleeding gums and what can I do?

My gums bleed every time I brush, what causes bleeding gums and what can I do?

Visit a dentist: Red, bleeding and swollen gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis can lead to the tooth loss and other health problems. See your dentist ASAP because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have sensitive gums that bleed when I brush them (even with a extra soft sensitive advantage oral b brush)?

What can I do if I have sensitive gums that bleed when I brush them (even with a extra soft sensitive advantage oral b brush)?

See a dentist: Bleeding gums is usually a sign of gingivitis or gum disease. Only a dentist can treat this and it will only get worse until you seek treatment. ...Read more

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Gums bleed every time I brush. If fluoride enters the blood is this bad? Can you have an OD if it directly enters blood? Thanks

Fluoride: Unless you eat an entire tube of toothpaste at one sitting you have nothing to worry about. I'd be more concerned about your bleeding gums and gingivitis/periodontitis than I would be about fluoride toxicity. You really should see a dentist if your gums bleed that much. ...Read more

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Why does my gum hurt and bleed when brushing my teeth?

Why does my gum hurt and bleed when brushing my teeth?

Gum disease!: Either gingivitis or periodontitis. Both cause the same symptoms as you describe. Get your teeth cleaned professionally. Take much better of your teeth on a daily basis (do excellent brushing and flossing) your dentist needs to evaulate (exam) your oral condition for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can I do if my gums bleed frequently when I brush my teeth?

Check your gum: You probably have gum infection/inflammation. Go to see your dentist and get a good tooth cleaning as soon as possible. ...Read more

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When I brush my teeth my gums bleed really bad. I brush them twice a day, why are they bleeding?

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 more

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Some of my gums do bleed when I brush. Is there anything I can do about it? And also, can root canal be done on these tooth?

See your dentist: Healthy tissue (gums) do not bleed unless cut. You most likely have a gum infection which must be properly diagnosed and correct therapy prescribed. Nutrition plays a big role in gum health. Root canals... a completely different matter. Why would you be considering this? ...Read more

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