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I Have Blood On My Toothbrush
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blood tinged saliva every morning for month already. No cough, no fever, no body weakness. Gums may bleed every toothbrushing. feeling bld frm throat?
Hi when I brush my teeth sometimes I'm seeing blood somewhere so what do I do for that is it normal to bleed when brushing your teeth sometimes.?
See a dentist ASAP: Bleeding can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis or tooth infection 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Parasites: None that i know of. I have never heard or read an article showing that parasites live on toothbrushes with plastic bristles and handles in rare cases fungus maybe. Be sure your brush can air dry daily and change when worn. If you are still worried run through dw or let sit in 1 part bleach and 3 parts water for 15 min then rinse well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: I used to think if you were careful, manuel toothbrushing was as effective as electric. Then i started using a sonicare and my gums and teeth are much cleaner. My periodontal probings(pockets) have all improved. By using the electric toothbrush exclusively and flossing daily, you too can achieve better oral health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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