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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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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...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?

Gingivitis, perio: Sounds like gingivitis or a more serious form of gum disease called periodontitis. A thorough exam by your dentist can determine the source of your bleeding gums. The dentist and hygienist can treat this condition or refer you to a periodontist if needed. ...Read more

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

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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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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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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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


Dr. Julie Abbott
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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