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Is spitting blood when brushing teeth bad?

Is spitting blood when brushing teeth bad?

Indication: It is not normal and can be an indication of gum disease or in rare cases a systemic condition. I would suggest having a dentist diagnose your problem and offer some possible solutions. ...Read more

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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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How come I spit blood when I brush my teeth?

How come I spit blood when I brush my teeth?

Inflammation: Can't tell if you have gingivitis or periodontitis, but in any event, you should get an examination from a local dentist to make sure you do not have any problems. ...Read more

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Brushed teeth and spitting blood that's not from gums. Does this mean a cavity?

No: How do you know the blood is not from the gums? Teeth don't usually bleed unless a big piece of a tooth comes out and the nerve is exposed. But that is rare and most people do have gingivitis, so ot's more likely to be from the gums. Unless you have stomach issues. That could also be a cause. Get evaluated by a dentist to determine the source. ...Read more

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What does spitting. Up blood when u brush your teeth?

What does spitting. Up blood when u brush your teeth?

Gium disease: If you are bleeding after brushing or flossing most likely is due to gingivitis or periodontal disease. Plaque accumulates in areas you can't brush or floss well resulting in irritation to your gums just like a splinter embedded into your skin will do. Gums become"puffy" bleeding easily. Generally with a professional dental cleaning the problem will be corrected with improved home daily hygiene. ...Read more

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Spitting of blood while brushing teeth, should I be concerned?

Spitting of blood while brushing teeth, should I be concerned?

Yes!: At least you have inflamed gums which is a sign of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease may affect seriously your general health. Se your dentist or periodontist. ...Read more

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Spit out light color blood this morning after brushing teeth. It wasn't from teeth. Should I be concern?

Spit out light color blood this morning after brushing teeth. It wasn't from teeth. Should I be concern?

Be concerned: Blood in the mouth is not normal. You probably have gingivitis which is bleeding and swollen gums. You may have periodontitis which is bone loss. You should see a dentist, preferably a periodontist. This may be able to be treated with a deep cleaning also called scaling and root planing. ...Read more

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Why am I spitting up flecks of blood after brushing teeth?

Why am I spitting up flecks of blood after brushing teeth?

Gum Health: Usually but not always, when a person spits up flecks of blood after brushing their teeth, this could mean that a person is exhibiting signs of advancing gum disease. Visit your dentist for a diagnosis. If the blood is coming from somewhere else, you must visit your physician. ...Read more

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Is it normal to spit red stuff in the morning when brushing teeth (dont know if its blood)? This barely happens. This someone has gum disease too.

Is it normal to spit red stuff in the morning when brushing teeth (dont know if its blood)? This barely happens. This someone has gum disease too.

Spit red stuff: No it is not normal to spit red stuff. You mentioned that this person has gum disease. The good news is that gum disease can be treated and we can save your teeth- See a dentist or gum specialist ASAP. That same bacteria that causes the red stuff can also cause heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more

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Why do I spit up blood when I brush my teeth?

Why do I spit up blood when I brush my teeth?

Inflammation: Blood means inflammation and generally comes from periodontal inflammation. This ranges from simple gingivitis (gum inflammation) to more serious periodontitis (infected pockets below the gumline with gum and bone loss). See your dentists for helpful treatment and tips to get this under control. ...Read more

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What is the problem if I am spitting up yellow mucus before brushing your teeth?

What is the problem if I am spitting up yellow mucus before brushing your teeth?

Pus...: It sounds like you may be discharging pus from an abscess. Usually an abscess originates from a bacterial infection. A pus taste may also develop. There are two types of dental abscess. A gum abscess and tooth abscess. Schedule an appointment with a dentist! ...Read more

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Can swishing hydrogen peroxide in your mouth, spitting it out and then brushing your teeth routinely, whiten your teeth?

Can swishing hydrogen peroxide in your mouth, spitting it out and then brushing your teeth routinely, whiten your teeth?

Yes, but dangerous..: This technique can slightly whiten your teeth, but my concern is that use of high concentration hydrogen peroxide regularly around your mouth as a rinse can inadvertently kill off good bacteria. This can lead to fungal infections that could require treatment... Talk to your dentist about safer, simple alternatives to whiten your teeth... ...Read more

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I really need some answers! Why am I still spitting blood after my wisdom teeth were taken out?

I really need some answers! Why am I still spitting blood after my wisdom teeth were taken out?

A wound is left: Where the teeth were. Follow dentist's written instructions after an extraction. Avoid strenuous activity to include heavy lifting. Take it easy. Avoid activities that create suction (smoking or sucking from a straw). Don't swish vigorously. Avoid alcohol ; hot beverages. A soft or liquid diet would be good. Your dentist/ oral surgeon likely provided you w gauze to apply pressure for bleeding/. ...Read more

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14 days ago; wisdom teeth extracted. I'm afraid I dislodged the blood clot while brushing teeth. Bled and NOW feels empty at site. Risks? /Suggestions?

14 days ago; wisdom teeth extracted. I'm afraid I dislodged the blood clot while brushing teeth. Bled and NOW feels empty at site. Risks? /Suggestions?

Two weeks: Two weeks post op you should be fine. I think your risks are minimal at this point, especially if you have no pain or swelling. If that concerned, you can always visit your oral surgeon for a quick look. ...Read more

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Hi when I brush my teeth sometimes I'm seeing blood somewhere so what do I do for that is it normal to bleed when brushing your teeth sometimes.?

Hi when I brush my teeth sometimes I'm seeing blood somewhere so what do I do for that is it normal to bleed when brushing your teeth sometimes.?

See a dentist ASAP: Bleeding can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis or tooth infection 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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I have a dentist appointment today I want her to do root canal for broken tooth but for a week I have been spitting blood can she do root canal?

I have a dentist appointment today I want her to do root canal for broken tooth but for a week I have been spitting blood can she do root canal?

Depends: There are several reasons why you might have blood in your mouth. Some are serious. See your dentist right away to find out where the blood is coming from and then proceed with the root canal. ...Read more

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Hi, is it normal to be spitting blood after extraction of impacted wisdom tooth@cyst under general anesthetic 4days later, thanks x?

Hi, is it normal to be spitting blood after extraction of impacted wisdom tooth@cyst under general anesthetic 4days later, thanks x?

Depends...: It really depends how much blood. If it's just a small amount, it can appear to be a lot when it mixes with the saliva. It will generally be pinkish to red, but should not be a great amount. If your mouth is filling up with dark or bright red old and you cannot stop this with pressure you should be seen by your surgeon right away. ...Read more

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How do bacteria live in your mouth after brushing your teeth?

How do bacteria live in your mouth after brushing your teeth?

Brushing: It's impossible to brush away all the bacteria. The environment is perfect for them to grow and they reproduce very quickly so it's a constant battle. Just like we can't kill all the flies in the world. ...Read more

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Is it good to use mouth wash after brushing your teeth?

Is it good to use mouth wash after brushing your teeth?

Rinsing: Absolutely. It is an important adjunct to brushing. ...Read more

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What causes sore in the mouth? Found it brushing teeth?

What causes sore in the mouth? Found it brushing teeth?

Canker Sores: Can be linked to problems with the body's immune defense system. The sores may occur after a mouth injury due to dental work, aggressive tooth cleaning, or biting the tongue or cheek. They usually heal without any treatment in about two weeks or so. In office treatment we use debacterol, a medication containing 50% sulfonated phenolics and 30% sulfuric acid. They heal in two days. Dr. Use only. ...Read more

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Is it better to brush teeth after breakfast? Food tastes better with a clean mouth (after brushing teeth and clean tongue in AM). Thanks

Is it better to brush teeth after breakfast? Food tastes better with a clean mouth (after brushing teeth and clean tongue in AM). Thanks

I do both!: I agree with you! I like to brush my teeth first thing in the morning to get that "morning mouth" taste and feeling gone quickly. But you should brush and rinse after meals so that food particles don't remain on your teeth and gums to create plaque and tartar that builds up and leads to possible cavities. ...Read more

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How can you get the benefits of Fluoride in toothpaste when brushing your teeth if you are rinsing mouth off with water immediately after brushing.

How can you get the benefits of Fluoride in toothpaste when brushing your teeth if you are rinsing mouth off with water immediately after brushing.

You get some: The fluoride ions will attach themselves to the tooth during 2 minutes of brushing and are not easily rinsed away, so you do derive a benefit. If you do not rinse you may get more but be assured even with a rinse the fluoride is helpful. ...Read more

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Can not brushing teeth cause mouth ulcers?

Can not brushing teeth cause mouth ulcers?

Canker sores: Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use hydrogen peroxide (diluted with 50% water) everyday as a mouth wash after brushing teeth?

Is it okay to use hydrogen peroxide (diluted with 50% water) everyday as a mouth wash after brushing teeth?

Yes: I personally beleive yes, however there are some studies showing that prolonged use of hydrogen peroxide may cause some type of mouth cancer. This was only shown on laboratory rat who were overdosed with hydrogen peroxide. ...Read more

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What is a small wart looking growth on the roof of the mouth, and the mouth bleeds when brushing teeth from the roof area?

What is a small wart looking growth on the roof of the mouth, and the mouth bleeds when brushing teeth from the roof area?

Get it checked: Get it checked. There are wart like lesions that grow in the mouth but it should not be bleeding. The general dentist or an oral surgeon can advise you what to do. ...Read more

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What causes mouth sores or kanker sores? Is it caused by bacteria in your mouth, food you've eaten or by simply not brushing your teeth?

What causes mouth sores or kanker sores? Is it caused by bacteria in your mouth, food you've eaten or by simply not brushing your teeth?

Stress: Canker sores are associated with stress and sometimes having dental treatment done (also stressful for many patients). The condition behaves like a virus, however we do not know which one yet. The condition is self limiting and lasts 7-10 days. I have found that lasers help reduce pain and speed up healing. I have used both diode and er:yag lasers to treat canker sores. Zylactin-b is also good. ...Read more

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Can you get Gonorrhea in your mouth/throat from not properly brushing your teeth?

Can you get Gonorrhea in your mouth/throat from not properly brushing your teeth?

No unless oral sex: If having oral sex can spec. If ejaculates into your mouth, would have bad sore throat after, need to be tested, using listerine, brushing teeth right after might help prevent but doubt it since can go down throat too far. ...Read more

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If you have a yeast overgrowth in the mouth or thrush, can it get into the bloodstream if your gums bleed while brushing your teeth?

If you have a yeast overgrowth in the mouth or thrush, can it get into the bloodstream if your gums bleed while brushing your teeth?

Not a problem: You get bacteria into your blood every time you brush your teeth hard, floss properly, or pass stool. Candida in a healthy person is even less dangerous. It gets into your blood from time to time without posing a danger. ...Read more