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Spitting Blood When Brushing Teeth
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes at first!: If you haven't flossed before, your gums will be inflamed and bleed. But if you floss daily, that bleeding will resolve and eventually stop. However, if you skip just one day, the inflammation will reoccur and your gums will bleed again! don't skip a day of flossing! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Spit out light color blood this morning after brushing teeth. It wasnt 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
New rec gums 2 lower teeth. h/o healthy teeth but always aggressive/hard when brushing. No bleed/other symp. Gingivitis, gum disease or from brushing?
All of the above: While periodontal or gum disease is the main cause of gum recession, aggressive tooth brushing can contribute. As I understand it, gingivitis is a milder form of gum disease, but the more severe periodontitis is a serious gum infection damaging the soft tissue & destroying the bone that supports your teeth. Receding gums are symptoms of both. Follow your dentist's guidelines for prevention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I wake up every morning with some blood in my saliva.I usually brush my teeth before going to bed& I spit some blood while brushing.Is it gum disease.?
Yes: In a healthy mouth, your gums should not bleed when flossing. Bleeding indicates there is inflammation present that is likely from plaque and tartar deposits on your teeth. You may need your teeth cleaned or you may have some gum disease. Your dentist can help you with both problems and instruct you on how to properly brush and floss in the future to prevent it from getting worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gum disease: If you are bleeding when you brush it is because your gingiva ( gums) are swollen and inflammed. This is a signe of periodintal disease and needs to be treated by your dentist. Please make an appointment for a periodontal exam and get this problem resolved. ...Read more
When brushing teeth I do circular motions on the gumline and gums for 10 seconds then brush a few strokes down on the tooth. Today read that brushing gums above the gumline is bad???
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Most Likely Perio: Without more information i can't be specific, but the most likely answer would be a form of periodontal disease. There is also a stress induced disorder called anug (also known as "trenchmouth " from ww1 soldiers would develop while in the trench's of ground warfare) which can cause gum pain throughout mouth. Best idea is to see a dentist asap for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it true you should brush a little bit of your gums when brushing your teeth in circular motions to prevent gum recession?
See: See your Dentist and/or Dental Hygienist to review the best brushing method for you. What works for the next person may need to be modified for you. In general you should be gently brushing 2 full minutes 2x/day with a soft toothbrush and a pea sized portion of fluoridated toothpaste, the entire tooth structure including the tooth/gum junction. Daily flossing is mandatory. See your Dentist. ...Read more
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