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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 6 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 4 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
Bleach water: A simple and effective solution to disinfect your toothbrush would be a solution of water and bleach(10 to 1). You can simply put a capful of household bleach like clorox into a glass of water. You can't use it with any metallic surface or item due to corrosion. Let it soak for an hour. Then rinse it off. ...Read more
Not that necessary: Cold sores/herpes are quite common and can be contagious. Changing your tooth brush every 3 months or so is recommended for dental care, but not that necessary for cold sore prevention (assuming u r not sharing toothbrush). The virus that is causing your recurrent sores comes from your own body/nerve, not toothbrush. There are medicines to suppress them if you have frequent recurrences. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ergonomics: Tennis balls, sponges, silicone handles, and other contraptions are used to increase the grip size of a tooth brush. These types of aides are designed to help those who otherwise are unable to hold a thin-handled brush. The elderly or anyone suffering from severe arthritis can typically benefit from such modifications. ...Read more
Ask your dentist: Some dental offices offer and carry that specific brand of toothbrushes. Ask your dentist and they might be able to get you some samples. ...Read more
Brushing technique: You will remove plaque and be kind to your teeth, gum and surrounding bone as long as you have a good brushing technique with bristles at a 45 degree angle going into the gum area between teeth and gingival tissues. Good technique and constant brushing after meals will keep your teeth clean. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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