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Should I brush my tongue?

Should I brush my tongue?

Yes: You should brush your tongue every time you brush your teeth. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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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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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My gums bleed when i brush my teeth sometimes. What should I do?

My gums bleed when i brush my teeth sometimes. What should I do?

Dont wait: Seek out a dentist now. Don't wait till it hurts. Bleeding is a symptom of some type of gum disease. ...Read more

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Why would I have a sore throat and my tongue bleed when I brush my teeth?

Why would I have a sore throat and my tongue bleed when I brush my teeth?

Irritation: Are you brushing your tongue when you brush your teeth? You maybe brushing to hard if so, also possible reaction to the tooth paste. ...Read more

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I just vomited should I brush my teeth?

I just vomited should I brush my teeth?

Rinse your mouth: Rinse your mouth after vomiting with water. Do not rise with anything acidic, this will further weaken your teeth. ...Read more

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Why does toothpaste burn my tongue whenever I brush my teeth?

Why does toothpaste burn my tongue whenever I brush my teeth?

Burn: Some people are more sensitive to the ingredients (flavorings, carriers, foaming agents, etc). Try a different formulation. Try small tubes of different brands/formulations until you find one that is satisfactory. Despite what they show in ads, only use a pea-sized portion of toothpaste when you brush. ...Read more

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Do brush tongue with toothpaste when I brush my teeth?

Do brush tongue with toothpaste when I brush my teeth?

Doesnot matter: What is importat for tongue cleaning is mechanical removal of bacterial layer from your tonque. Adding toothpaste will just give better taste in your mouth while brushing and cleaning your tongue. ...Read more

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When i rub my tounge on my gums and teeth i taste a burnt/rotting taste...Am i loosing my teeth?

When i rub my tounge on my gums and teeth i taste a burnt/rotting taste...Am i loosing my teeth?

Likely gum infection: It may be that when you press your gums with your tongue, you are expressing pus from a gum or tooth infection. This drainage, depending on the underlying bacteria involved, can have a strong odor/flavor. If you want to keep your teeth, get it evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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What should I do if my gums bleed after brush teeth?

What should I do if my gums bleed after brush teeth?

Don't give up!: If your good habits at home, i.e. Brushing and flossing, don't reduce the problem, you may have more serious periodontitis rather than just gingivitis. See your dentist soon. ...Read more

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I burnt my tongue 2 weeks so. It still hurts and there is a whitish coating on my tongue. I brush my tongue with my electric toothbrush 2x/day.

Dr. David Kam Dr. Kam
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I burnt my tongue 2 weeks so.  It still hurts and there is a whitish coating on my tongue.  I brush my tongue with my electric toothbrush 2x/day.

Tongue injury: The tongue is a highly vascular organ with great potential to heal. Use saline or half strength hydrogen peroxide rinses three time a day x 1 week and stop brushing your tongue with an electric tooth brush as it interferes with healing. ...Read more

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Should i brush my teeth after lunch?

Should i brush my teeth after lunch?

If possible, yes: At your age, you should brush your teeth twice daily. After breakfast in the morning, and before you go to bed at night will generally provide you with the cleaning you need. You don't need to brush your teeth after lunch, and most people don't, but if you have the opportunity and want to, go ahead. If you don't, however, you should be fine. ...Read more

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I have red swollen bumps on the back of my tounge. They were small till I brushed my tounge. while I was brushing my teeth should I be worried?

I have red swollen bumps on the back of my tounge. They were small till I brushed my tounge. while I was brushing my teeth should I be worried?

Bumps: There are normally bumps on the back of the tongue. It is impossible to tell you if what you see is normal or abnormal without seeing you. If you are concerned, have pain or burning sensation, changes in appearance then see a dentist and get the area checked. ...Read more

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I cut my gum with floss. What should I do?

I cut my gum with floss. What should I do?

Warm salt water: Rinses will help. Will be tender for a couple of days but should then resolve. If it persists please consult with a dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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When i brush my teeth my gums bleed. What do you suggest?

When i brush my teeth my gums bleed. What do you suggest?

Evaluation: Bleeding = inflammation. Big question is why? Gum disease? Inflammation? Medications? Best bet is to be evaluated by a local dentist.. These things can't easily be diagnosed over the internet. ...Read more

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It ok to brush my tongue?

It ok to brush my tongue?

Yes: You should brush your tongue every time you brush your teeth. ...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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My tongue started peeling and my throat is sore. i wear dentures and i always clean them and brush my tongue. What could this be?

My tongue started peeling and my throat is sore. i wear dentures and i always clean them and brush my tongue. What could this be?

See a dentist: Denture wearers can sometimes get thrush (Candida albicans) which is a fungus treated with anti fungals. See a dentist to confirm. ...Read more

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I have a white layer on my tounge that doesn't go away even when i brush twice, floss, scrape my tounge and rince. It stinks! how do I remove it?

I have a white layer on my tounge that doesn't go away even when i brush twice, floss, scrape my tounge and rince. It stinks! how do I remove it?

Fungal Infection: This is usually caused by a fungal infection called oral candidiasis. It usually forms a white patch on the tongue or cheeks. Your dentist can prescribe you a rinse and it will take care of it. ...Read more

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What to do if I brush my tongue with orabrush and toothpaste but still stinky?

What to do if I brush my tongue with orabrush and toothpaste but still stinky?

Bad breath: See your Dentist. Source can be infected gums, infected tonsils, infected sinuses, diet, gastric reflex, thrush, and many other causes. Please see your Dentist. You can't do this on your own, even with your computer as a research tool. See a Pro. ...Read more

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I cut my gums while brushing my teeth and now it's really painful and swollened.Is there anything i can do to heal it? Should i brush my teeth?

I cut my gums while brushing my teeth and now it's really painful and swollened.Is there anything i can do to heal it? Should i brush my teeth?

It will get better: It will get better....Be more gientle in the cut area, keep your teeth clean...It will heal in 7-10 days like any injury or sore in the mouth. No additional remedy necessary to hasten healing. Warm salt ( pinch of ) rinsing may be soothing, 4-5 times a day. ...Read more

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