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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

Dr. Gregory LaMorte
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Bleeding Gums (Definition)

Gum bleeding is a clinical condition in which the gums bleed easily with only slight trauma, including teeth brushing. This is common with poor dental care ...Read more


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What might be the cause for bleeding gums and bad breath for a 5 year old boy? (note: we do brush his teeth twice a day!)

What might be the cause for bleeding gums and bad breath for a 5 year old boy? (note: we do brush his teeth twice a day!)

Bleeding gums: Sign of gum infection. Bravo for brushing his teeth twice daily. Have to brush for 2 full minutes by the clock with a pea-sized portion of fluoridated toothpaste. Must also floss him daily, can-t get between teeth with toothbrush. Important that your son be seen immediately by General Dentist or preferably a Pediatric Dental Specialist. Infection requires immediate treatment. ...Read more

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Had severe nosebleeds and bleeding gums when brushing when taking 81mg of aspirin. Am now taking aspirin every other day instead. Still beneficial?

Had severe nosebleeds and bleeding gums when brushing when taking 81mg of aspirin. Am now taking aspirin every other day instead. Still beneficial?

Maybe: You will still get some benefit from taking the aspirin. However, I would visit your cardiologist or primary care physician to determine if it is only the Aspirin that is causing the bleeding, or an underlying condition that could be more serious. ...Read more

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Bleeding gums while brushing? What if we never brush. Primitive humans never did. What happens though?

Bleeding gums while brushing? What if we never brush. Primitive humans never did. What happens though?

Tooth loss: Consider this: primitive humans had a very short life span, they ate what they could, but it was a diet that was basically raw, coarse and very gritty and had almost no simple sugars. Tooth loss for them was due more to wear or attrition than caries. We moderns eat a softer, refined and full of simple sugar diet. If we do not brush/floss well we will not retain teeth for our span (70+) years. ...Read more

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Should you brush on bleeding gums even if it's just a little blood?

Should you brush on bleeding gums even if it's just a little blood?

Brush, brush, brush: If you are using a soft brishle brush, there should be no problem brushing on bleeding gum since it wll not traumatized the gum and will help to stop the bleeding with good oral hygiene effort. ...Read more

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I started getting really painful gums during brushing and bleeding gums?

I started getting really painful gums during brushing and bleeding gums?

Soft brush: Use a soft brush, brush lightly including the gums even if they bleed, and use floss. Over time, they will stop bleeding. Make sure to follow up with your dentist. ...Read more

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Brushing up in the morning and I tend to get bleeding gums. Why is that?

See a periodontist: If you have bleeding gums it is a sign of a problem. It could be an infection in the gums or the sign of a systemic problem
start with the periodontist first. ...Read more

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Gum problems: gum bleeding but no tartar nor any swelling. Also no bleeding while brushing. What is going on?

Gum problems: gum bleeding but no tartar nor any swelling. Also no bleeding while brushing. What is going on?

See a dentist: If you experience bleeding gums, it may be a sign that you are at risk for or already have gum disease. Gingivitis is a serious problem, which should be diagnosed professionally by a dentist. Do not delay, call a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from bad breath and gum bleeding. I see blood while brushing or eating a banana. How do I stop this?

I'm suffering from bad breath and gum bleeding. I see blood while brushing or eating a banana. How do I stop this?

See your dentist: If you experience bleeding gums when brushing and bad breath, it may be a sign that you are at risk for or already have gum disease. Gingivitis is a serious problem, which should be diagnosed professionally by a dentist. Do not delay, ...Read more

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Should you brush bleeding gums or leave them alone?

Should you brush bleeding gums or leave them alone?

Brush, brush, brush: Brushing bleeding gums will establish the drainage and improve the color of the gum and alleviate or stop the bleeding. However, bleeding is only a sign of inflammation. You must treat the cause, i.E, food impaction, malocclusion, dental or periodontal abscess, gingivitis/periodontitis. Check with your dentist for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I need help about some mildly bleeding gums when I brush?

I need help about some mildly bleeding gums when I brush?

See a dentist: Evan mildly bleeding gums with brushing can indicate a disease call periodontitis, which left untreated can lead to tooth loss. It may be other things as well, but gum disease is by far the most common. I would recommend seeing a dentist as it will probably get worse until you do. ...Read more

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What can I do about my bleeding gums when I brush my teeth?

What can I do about my bleeding gums when I brush my teeth?

Brush/Floss/Care: You need to see a dentist for an evaluation. You may need care to get you started. If you have deposits only professional care can remove them. They can also help determine the best home care regimen for you. ...Read more

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Whenever after I eat but I can't (5) some bleeding gums when I brush my teeth, maybe ithe food I eat?

Whenever after I eat but I can't (5) some bleeding gums when I brush my teeth, maybe ithe food I eat?

Gingivitis: Bleeding gums, human blood taste, can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. The bacteria and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today!
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Hello I have bleeding gums I went to hygienist but they were bleeding more I rinsed with salt listerin brush my teeth twice nothing helps please advic?

Hello I have bleeding gums I went to hygienist but they were bleeding more I rinsed with salt listerin brush my teeth twice nothing helps please advic?

In healing phase?: They may still be in the healing phase. When gums are irritated from plaque & calculus, they bleed. Following a thorough cleaning, the gums begin to heal. Similarly when you scrape your knee, you keep it clean but understand that it takes awhile to heal. Bleeding should diminish over time. Keep brushing and flossing gently and give it some time (1-2 weeks). If not better, go back to your dentist. ...Read more

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My toothbrush was used to scrub poo off the toilet. Seconds later I brushed my teeth with it. I have bleeding gums. Can you catch hep a from day old poo?

My toothbrush was used to scrub poo off the toilet. Seconds later I brushed my teeth with it. I have bleeding gums. Can you catch hep a from day old poo?

Yuk!: Three issues here. First, who didn't throw the toothbrush out right away? Second, you can catch other things as well from the contaminated toothbrush but I would be overly concerned. Third, if you have bleeding gums you need to see a dentist as that is an indication of periodontal (gum) problems which will only get worse over time. A short term illness gets better, while lost teeth is a lifetime. ...Read more

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Bleeding Gums after brushing, White Wrinkled Lines in inner/lower cheek, Peeling skin in mouth, Rough Spots?

Bleeding Gums after brushing, White Wrinkled Lines in inner/lower cheek, Peeling skin in mouth, Rough Spots?

Check it out: Different possibilities-candidiasis, viral, systemic issues? See your doc for accurate diagnosis, ...Read more

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A friend was exposed to hep c on the job (nurse), and I accidentally drank out of her cup today after brushing my teeth really hard in the am, with bleeding gums. Am I at risk? Should I be tested?

A friend was exposed to hep c on the job (nurse), and I accidentally drank out of her cup today after brushing my teeth really hard in the am, with bleeding gums. Am I at risk? Should I be tested?

Not necessary: Hepatitis c is transmitted by unprotected sex or by your blood exposed to infected blood. Unless the glass was visibly contaminated by her blood you do not have to worry or be tested. You do. Not contract hepatitis c from casual non sex contact. ...Read more

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I'm about 19 weeks pregnant with super sore bleeding gums especially when I brush my teeth I've noticed a lot more blood lately how do I make this stop?

I'm about 19 weeks pregnant with super sore bleeding gums especially when I brush my teeth I've noticed a lot more blood lately how do I make this stop?

See your dentist: You possibly may have a case of pregnancy gingivitis. A dental hygienist can clean your teeth for you after an exam by a dentist. If you have any tartar buildup that could be removed it will help a lot. You need to see a dentist to have an accurate diagnosis. Any amount plaque buildup can cause a lot of bleeding when you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Can flossing be the cause of gum bleeding?

Can flossing be the cause of gum bleeding?

The OPPOSITE - TRUE!: Only for those that floss RELIGIOUSLY. ....I mean- on Xmass and Easter....so, when you try to floss on a regular day- your gums will bleed ;-( Try to floss EVERY day for three weeks, bleeding should subside or stop ...Read more

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Help please for diabetic with bleeding gums. What is the cause?

Infection: Gum disease is caused by bacteria. Many factors exacerbate gum disease, most notably diabetes. It is eminently treatable. With your medical history I would strongly suggest that you ask your dentist for the name of the best periodontist (gum/bone specialist) in your area. A periodontist will work with you and your dentist to bring your gum disease under control. ...Read more

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Hi, I just want to know what causes bleeding gums, my 2yr old's gums are bleeding I'm so worried. Plz help?

Hi, I just want to know what causes bleeding gums, my 2yr old's gums are bleeding I'm so worried. Plz help?

See a pedodontist: Have your dentist look at it, or you can even go to a pediatric dentist to check cause of bleeding gums wether it's due to inflammation or decay, it needs to get diagnosed and treated. . ...Read more

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Can tooth whitening products cause gum bleeding?

Can tooth whitening products cause gum bleeding?

Yes: Gum inflammation and irritation can result from whitening products and produce gum bleeding. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bleeding nose and gums? What lead to nose and gum bleeding without any injuries?

What are the causes of bleeding nose and gums? What lead to nose and gum bleeding without any injuries?

Dental and Medical: As a dentist, I can tell you that bleeding gums is not normal, and is often a sign of gum disease. This would not explain your nose bleeding though, and you may have a secondary problem, or another issue completely. Call your dentist for a check of your mouth, and call your md or ENT as well, to check your nose. Call today! ...Read more

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What can cause gum bleeding?

What can cause gum bleeding?

Poor oral hygiene: Most commonly, the answer is inadequate oral hygiene. The plaque/bacteria accumulate on your teeth and under the gums and causes an infection called gingivitis, and in more advanced stages, periodontitis. This can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. Go see your dentist today. ...Read more

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Can excessive B12 cause bleeding gums?

Can excessive B12 cause bleeding gums?

No: Excessive intake of vitamin B12 may cause numbness and tingling of had and feet. Other studies seem to indicate that excessive intake of vitamin B12 may cause certain malignancies. ...Read more

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Can warfarin sodium cause gum bleeding?

Can warfarin sodium cause gum bleeding?

Yes! See Physician: If your warfarin level becomes too high your gums can bleed, in this case you would be at high risk of hemorrhage, seek medical help inmediately. If your gums are healthy due to regular visits to dentist and good oral home care, then no gum bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


Dr. Alan Patterson
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