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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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While I floss my teeth it hurts really bad and my gums start to bleed?

While I floss my teeth it hurts really bad and my gums start to bleed?

Previously answered: First see dentist and dental hygienist. Then floss properly and regularly., and the problem will go, away. ...Read more

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My teeth hurt when i run i just went to the dental hygienist to to get my teeth cleaned?

My teeth hurt when i run i just went to the dental hygienist to to get my teeth cleaned?

Teeth: When the dental hygienist cleans your teeth that can irritate the gums, and your nerves. I would anticipate that this pain should settle down in a few days. I would notify your dentist if it does not. ...Read more

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When i brush my teeth my gum top and bottom bleed I have switched tooth brushed to a soft brissled toothbrush. I don't bush hard. What could it be?

Need a cleaning: If it has been a long time since you had your teeth cleaned, there may be tartar and calculus below your gumline. This can cause inflammation and make your gums bleed very easily, even with a soft toothbrush. The problem will get better when it is removed, but you will need to see a dentist. Schedule an appointment to have them take a look. ...Read more

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Why do my gums and teeth hurt when i brush my teeth?

Why do my gums and teeth hurt when i brush my teeth?

Gingival inflammatio: First, you should be using an extra soft toothbrush. Any other firmness can hurt the guns even when gums are healthy. Secondly, monitor your force when brushing lastly, if gums bleed when brushing, you may have inflammation or gingivitis causing pain. If this is the case see your dentist. ...Read more

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Swollen front gum. Dentist said to floss to cure. When I use flosser, it bleeds. How do I floss without "over flossing" and irritating it more?

Swollen front gum. Dentist said to floss to cure. When I use flosser, it bleeds. How do I floss without "over flossing" and irritating it more?

Simple snap of floss: Don't be aggressive, use a "glide" floss & then simply snap the floss through the contact (in & out). Keep at it & things WILL get better:) ...Read more

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How to floss my front back teeth?

How to floss my front back teeth?

It doesn't matter: whether you start with your upper or lower teeth, or whether you start in the front or the back. Just make sure that you floss all your teeth at least two times a day. ...Read more

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Whenever I brush with a soft brush, my gums still hurt. How should I then clean my teeth?

Whenever I brush with a soft brush, my gums still hurt. How should I then clean my teeth?

Bleeding gums: I would first see your dentist. I would recommend the softest toothbrush you can find at the store. You may want to try a sonicare brush, flush and rinse with mouthwash. ...Read more

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It seems whenever i brush my teeth, my gum starts to bleed..What causes this?

It seems whenever i brush my teeth, my gum starts to bleed..What causes this?

Gingivitis or worse?: Bleeding gums are usually caused by some form of periodontal (gum) disease. Early stage is called gingivits while this can progress to a more serious form known as periodontitis. There are other causes. See your own dentist for an evaluation and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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When wisdom teeth smells and dentist doesn't want to remove it as it will move all my teeth again what can I do, flossing and brushing doesn't help ?

When wisdom teeth smells and dentist doesn't want to remove it as it will move all my teeth again what can I do, flossing and brushing doesn't help ?

See another dentist: First, removing a wisdom tooth should have no effect on other teeth moving. The cause of your problem cannot be determined over the internet without personally examining you and see an x-ray of the area. My suggestion would be to see another dentist if what your dentist says does not make sense to you nor solve your problem. ...Read more

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There is a extra tooth on my gums on the top jaw should i get it remover its hard to brush my teeth an it just make me look weird to wear i cant smile?

There is a extra tooth on my gums on the top jaw should i get it remover its hard to brush my teeth an it just make me look weird to wear i cant smile?

See your dentist: The supernumerary tooth might cause esthetic and functional problems, especially if it is situated in the upper jaw. Earlier intervention is recommended in the form of surgical or orthodontic treatment and combination in order to minimize unwanted side effects. See your dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Is anything wrong with my gum, it bleeds whenever i'm brushing my teeth. I use medium brush. What can I do to keep my teeth and gum healthy?

Is anything wrong with my gum, it bleeds whenever i'm brushing my teeth. I use medium brush. What can I do to keep my teeth and gum healthy?

See your dentist : First in my opinion, it's always best to use a soft bristled tooth brush only. Bleeding gums may be from many things or combinations of dental and medical causes. By far, the most likely cause is plaque & calculus buildup on your teeth & under your gums. See you dentist who can evaluate exactly what is causing your gums to bleed & how best to treat you and then maintain healthy teeth and gums. ...Read more

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When i brush my teeth my gums burn causing me to quit brushing. Haven't seen a dentist for some timw

When i brush my teeth my gums burn causing me to quit brushing. Haven't seen a dentist for some timw

Gum Disease: From the sounds of it you have gum disease, a serious problem that can cause pain, loss of teeth, and several medical problems. Please see a dentist. ...Read more

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I brush my teeth religiously but my gums are hurting a lot since 3 teeth have chipped to the gumline terrified to go to a dentist?

I brush my teeth religiously but my gums are hurting a lot since 3 teeth have chipped to the gumline terrified to go to a dentist?

Contact dentist: Speak to the dentist prior to the treatment. Oral analgesics and nitrous oxide are suggestions for a fearful patient, coupled with profound local anesthesia. Another option, but more expensive, would be to have an anesthesiologist administer anesthesia while the dentist performs your dental work. ...Read more

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I have braces bcoz of spaces between my front teeth but suddenly d gums between it swell & it hurts when i brush it. I regularly brush & use mouthwash?

I have braces bcoz of spaces between my front teeth but suddenly d gums between it swell & it hurts when i brush it. I regularly brush & use mouthwash?

Orthodontist: Please speak to your orthodontist. As discussed in my prior answer to a similar post you made, since there is less space between your teeth, the gum tissue has been compressed in that area. Over time things should be fine. Great oral hygiene will help. ...Read more

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Whenever i brush my teeth my gums bleed, what is going on?

Whenever i brush my teeth my gums bleed, what is going on?

Periodontist: Sounds like you have gum disease. See a gum specialist, a periodontist, for the best quality conservative treatment. ...Read more

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I chiped my wisdom tooth it doesn't hurt but im very over protective of my teeth will all my other teeth fall out i clean rince brush and floss

I chiped my wisdom tooth it doesn't hurt but im very over protective of my teeth will all my other teeth fall out i clean rince brush and floss

A : A chip on your wisdom tooth will not mean that all of your other teeth will fall out. As dr edderai explained, it is probably something minor, but it's best to get it checked out by a dentist. It could be that you have a caivity there and the tooth became weak because of the demineralization. Hopr this helps. ...Read more

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My teeth next to where i got my wisdom teeth out hurt. Why?

Get well soon: Sensitivity or pain of the teeth next to the wisdom-tooth socket is common. NSAIDs and Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC and good oral hygiene will resolve this, although it may last for 7-10 days. ...Read more

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