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Sensitive gums when I brush. Occasional bleeding a bit. Would vitamin K help?

Sensitive gums when I brush.  Occasional bleeding a bit. Would vitamin K help?

Doubt it: Probably not. But you could just take a daily multivitamin to be sure. How often do you floss? My dental hygienist recommends daily flossing. Do you have any other bleeding issues such as very heavy periods or easy bruising? If you cut yourself does it take a long time for the bleeding to stop? See your dental hygienist for a cleaning every 6 months. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Linden
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Sensitive Gums (Definition)

If your gums are red, swollen, bleed easily, are painful when eating or drinking; see a dentist for help. If you would like more personal advice, schedule an inbox consult with me at www.healthtap.com/rdouglasdds And ...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 if I have sensitive gums that bleed when i brush them (even with a extra soft sensitive advantage oral b brush)?

What can I do if I have sensitive gums that bleed when i brush them (even with a extra soft sensitive advantage oral b brush)?

See a dentist: Bleeding gums is usually a sign of gingivitis or gum disease. Only a dentist can treat this and it will only get worse until you seek treatment. ...Read more

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Do i need to take antibiotics for bleeding gums? I ate some chips and bruised my gums and it started bleeding very much.So i applied pressure by cotton and it stopped in a minute or so.I took tylenol and did listerine gargles.I have no underlying heart di

Do i need to take antibiotics for bleeding gums? I ate some chips and bruised my gums and it started bleeding very much.So i applied pressure by cotton and it stopped in a minute or so.I took tylenol and did listerine gargles.I have no underlying heart di

Antibiotics : Antibiotics are for infections. I doubt you got an infection from a small cut like you described. Unless you become swollen and/or have pus coming out of the wound, i don't think you need to worry. Watch what you eat the next few days to allow the tissue to heal. ...Read more

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Every time i brush my teeth my gums bleed there a bit puffy too. Is there anything i can use to remove this?

Every time i brush my teeth my gums bleed there a bit puffy too. Is there anything i can use to remove this?

You have signs of: Gum disease. It may be the early stage known as gingivitis or the more serious and andvanced form known as periodontitis. It is best to consult your own dentist or a periodontist in order to determine the extent of this problem and how best to first treat and then prevent or manage it. Regardless, start brushing and flossing properly after meals. Even if the bleeding stops, get evaluated! ...Read more

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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? .

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? 


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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 more

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I never had good oral teeth health. After brushing today one tooth started bleeding a lot when I brushed. And it even moves a little bit. Can it cure?

I never had good oral teeth health. After brushing today one tooth started bleeding a lot when I brushed. And it even moves a little bit. Can it cure?

Needs evaluation: Bleeding gums and moving teeth are indicative of periodontal problems. Whether or not it can be treated can only be determined by a local dentist after an exam with probing and radiographs. Please treat this problem promptly... failure to treat periodontal disease can result in the loss of your teeth. ...Read more

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Gums bleed while brushing , i take vit c 500mg daily for a month.The bleeding is controlled.I stop taking vit c, my gums bleed again.Permanant solution?

Gums bleed while brushing , i take vit c 500mg  daily for a month.The bleeding is controlled.I stop taking vit c, my gums bleed again.Permanant solution?

Bleeding gums: Although its true that a deficiency of vitamin c can cause bleeding gums, it may not be the sole reason you are having these symptoms. You need to see a dentist to evaluate your overall health and condition of your gums and teeth to rule out other causes of your problem. In the meantime, make sure you are brushing and flossing properly (see image). Brush after every meal and floss every night. ...Read more

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I have itchy gums some times and some black line in the gums.. I am using peroxyl mouth wash too. Is anything serious with my gums?

I have itchy gums some times and some black line in the gums.. I am using peroxyl mouth wash too. Is anything serious with my gums?

Heavy plague : You need a good cleaning, possibly a deep cleaning. The itching & the darkness is the heavy plaque that needs to be removed professionally. See you local dentist. No worries ...Read more

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After my deep cleaning with anesthesia, i have pockets with dark gums. does this mean my gums have to heal? i was also perscribe a oral rinse 2x day

After my deep cleaning with anesthesia, i have pockets with dark gums. does this mean my gums have to heal? i was also perscribe a oral rinse 2x day

Give it time: The deep cleaning was performed to remove accumulated calculus and to stimulate gingival healing. After a healing period your dentist will re-evaluate the condition of your gums and determine if further treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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Every time i brush my gums bleed, need some help with this?

Every time i brush my gums bleed, need some help with this?

Gums that bleed: It has been documented that bleeding gums indicate a likelihood of periodontal or gum disease. It is recommended to visit your dentist to have this evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Could a riboflavin deficiency be causing my lips to excessively peel like a snake every few days? I take a multivitamin with B2 in it already..

Could a riboflavin deficiency be causing my lips  to excessively peel like a snake every few days? I take a multivitamin with B2 in it already..

Yes, but also others: Riboflavin deficiency can cause angular cheilitis, which is the medical term for peeling of skin at the corner (angula) of the lips. But you can get that from a variety of conditions, including niacin (vitamin B3) deficiency, as well as more common conditions such as infections by viruses/yeast, allergic conditions, irritation/dermatitis, & excessive sun or exercise. TTYD for testing & diagnosis! ...Read more

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Tender gums, sensitive to pressure teeth, rough tongue, not really tasting much. Getting tired of this, please help.

Tender gums, sensitive to pressure teeth, rough tongue,  not really tasting much. Getting tired of this, please help.

See a dentist: A really great place to start. They can give you advice on your current situation and help you to get healthy. ...Read more

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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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I never had good oral teeth health before. Today one of my teeth bled a lot. After brushing it. It moves a bit to. Anyway to stop this?

I never had good oral teeth health before. Today one of my teeth bled a lot. After brushing it. It moves a bit to. Anyway to stop this?

Yes: But you can' this this on your own. You need professional help to treat your active gum disease (infection) that is causing your gums to bleed and your teeth to loosen as bone dissolves away. What you're seeing is the tip of the iceberg. See a Dentist immediately. Referral to a Periodontist (gum specialist) is in order. This isn't a DIY project. Get help now before you loose your teeth. ...Read more

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Each year, i get very frequent bloody noses during the winter (2x a week). What can I do to stop them? Vitamin k supplements? Saline spray?

Each year, i get very frequent bloody noses during the winter (2x a week). What can I do to stop them? Vitamin k supplements? Saline spray?

Epistaxis: Nosebleeds are common, especially during the winter time. Using heat can dry out the nasal cavity. Also, if there is a septal deviation (also very common), there might be thinned mucosa on one side making it more susceptible. Keep the nose moist with a saline sinus rinse bottle and consider ayr gel if there is one particular dry/bleeding spot. See an ENT if you want it looked at! ...Read more

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I notice that after a dental cleaning and more brushing, my gums still bleed but less so, is that how the process works?

I notice that after a dental cleaning and more brushing, my gums still bleed but less so, is that how the process works?

Sort-of: Bleeding caused by infection/inflammation. Professional cleaning removes bacteria, as does flossing or Water-Pik. It's the bacteria that cause the bleeding. If bleeding does not completely stop, talk to your Dentist about your oral hygiene technique (for example failure to floss leaves >30% of hour teeth covered with bacteria. Referral to Periodontist may be in order. Ask your Dentist. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as brushing teeth too much? I brush my teeth at least 5 times a day; when i wake up, before i go to bed, after every meal, and sometimes more. I have really white teeth as a result but can brushing so much be bad at all? Also when i br

Is there such thing as brushing teeth too much? I brush my teeth at least 5 times a day; when i wake up, before i go to bed, after every meal, and sometimes more. I have really white teeth as a result but can brushing so much be bad at all? Also when i br

Yes, : Yes, you can over-brush your teeth. As a matter of fact, you can cause irreparable damage to you're teeth and gums. Teeth can, and will be abraded, and so will your gums. It is not how many times you brush that us important, but how well you do it. Have your dentist evaluate your brushing technique. If it is good, twice a day will suffice. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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. Sandeep Khosla
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Vitamin K (Definition)

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in blood clotting. The body can store fat-soluble ...Read more