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Whenever Brush Teeth
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 more
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
Gingivitis or worse?: Bleeding gums are usually caused by some form of periodontal (gum) disease. Early stage is called gingivits while this can progress to a more serious form known as periodontitis. There are other causes. See your own dentist for an evaluation and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Infection: Your gums bleed because there is an infection in your gum tissue. Gingivitis can easily treated by seeing a dentist. If untreated this can cause you to loose bone support around your teeth and loosening teeth. The toxins can also get I to your bloodstream and effect your heart and the rest of your body. See a dentist. ...Read more
You've basically defined the main characteristic of gum disease called, "gingivitis."
when your gums bleed easily due to brushing or flossing, it is essentially your body's way of telling you that your gums are not in optimum health.
Correcting this problem may be as simple as brushing and flossing more regularly (along with 6 month checkups) then again a trip to the periodontist may be needed. ...Read more
Gingivitis: Bleeding gums is the first sign of gum disease, at your age most likely treatable and reversible gingivitis. This is treated with regular dental visits and teeth cleaning, good brushing and flossing, diet low in sugars. When was the last time you had your teeth cleaned? Start with a dental appointment. Your awareness of this problem will go a long way in treating this disease. ...Read more
Hi! Whenever I brush my teeth my gum starts to bleed, is that normal? P.s. I don't brush my teeth right after I eat.
I have white plaque on my gums, is that normal? I have had it for awhile, but whenever I brush my teeth it goes away then comes back a few days later.
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
NO!!!: You are either brushing too hard or your gums are infected and need treatment. See your friendly neighborhood dentist! ...Read more
My child is two years old, and whenever I brush his teeth, he swallows tooth paste; is it dangerous?
My 22 months old gum bleed whenever I brush her teeth, she's not eating well and have temperature. Her lips are sore and she have like a white thing?
Dental exam: Have your daughter evaluated by a pediatric dentist. This is the best way for you to find out what is going on. ...Read more
Last week I just had my medical and it shows low in iron, the doctor prescribe me a fero tab. And she was asking me if I have some bleeding or what. I've just remember, whenever I brush my teeth it bleeds even though I've bought a very soft brush. So wach
Anemia: Iron deficiency anemia is very common with people who don't indulge in greens in their diet and/or blood loss. Blood loss causing iron deficiency anemia--- is from menses. Gum bleeds usually don't cause this. However, you need a good hematologist to figure out why gum bleeds despite soft brush? Also a periodontist should be helpful. ...Read more
Is it possible to be allergic to the toothpaste or tooth brush I am using. I notice that whenever I brush my teeth 10 minutes later I get leg rash.?
See an allergist: People have reported some reactions to different brands and strengths of toothpastes. I have never heard of toothbrush allergies, but anything is possible. Try brushing without the toothpaste to help determine if there is a reaction. Also, try placing some toothpaste on your tongue or brushing with your finger to see about the toothbrush allergy. Any other allergic reactions to other things? ...Read more
Is anything wrong with my gum, it bleeds whenever I'm brushing my teeth. I use medium brush. What can I do to keep my teeth and gum healthy?
See your dentist: First in my opinion, it's always best to use a soft bristled tooth brush only. Bleeding gums may be from many things or combinations of dental and medical causes. By far, the most likely cause is plaque & calculus buildup on your teeth & under your gums. See you dentist who can evaluate exactly what is causing your gums to bleed & how best to treat you and then maintain healthy teeth and gums. ...Read more
Brushing 4 times per day may not be necessary to maintain oral health but it won't hurt ***** as long as you use a soft brush!
also, get a new one when the bristles look worn as they get very abrasive over time. ...Read more
Definitely: I occasionally see patients who brush their teeth either too often or for too long a period of time. Anything in life can be overdone and cause problems. What happens, especially in older individuals where there has been some gum recession, is that they cause erosion or abrasion of the root surfaces of the teeth, which are softer and more easily eroded than tooth enamel. ...Read more
Not usually: Occasionally this may happen if you are congested, or have a cold, but it should not happen on a regular basis. You need to ask yourself - when did this start, and what else if anything changed at that time (new brand of tooth paste, eating different foods, etc.). If nothing stands out, I would have an evaluation by your physician or an ear, nose and throat specialist. ...Read more
2 parts: Brushing teeth is easy. Use a soft brush, and gently scrub away, using short movements. More important and less intuitive is brushing out the gum space around your teeth. This is where the bacteria live. Angle the soft bristles at about 45 degrees so that they actually go into the gum space. Angle down on lower teeth, and up on top teeth. Move the bristles gently back and forth horizontally. ...Read more
Brushing: Only if you are using a really abrasive toothpaste. Gentle brushing of your teeth twice per day for 5 minutes each time is more than sufficient especially if you floss. You can inadvertently damage gum tissue by brushing too much, however that should heal. Thorough gentle brushing twice per day and flossing won't hurt anything. ...Read more
It doesn't matter: It's not about how often you brush, or if you use time interval, it's about how well you brush. ...Read more
Yes: That would be ideal. Brush and floss after meals. Also watch what you eat and avoid refined sugars and sticky starchy foods that contribute to cavities. ...Read more
Why is brushing your teeth twice a day best? Wouldn't it be better to brush your teeth more than that?
Brush Brush Brush: Brushing your teeth twice a day is the minimum that you should strive for to keep your teeth healthy. The fact is, if you brush after every meal, your chances of tooth decay or periodontal disease will decrease dramatically. ...Read more
Do we really need to brush teeth daily? Seems odd that our body would need external chemicals aapplied daily to teeth... Just curious.
Brush, yes!: We need to brush and floss daily to disturb the dental plaque (layers of bacteria) that adhere to the teeth and produce acids (cavities) and digestive enzymes (gum disease). Many of today's toothpastes contain chemicals that help our bodies own natural defenses. Use a pea-sized portion of toothpaste. Brush 2 minutes 2x/day. Floss daily. If you don't, you will have very high dental bills. ...Read more
Can brushing your teeth again 5 minutes after first brushing them be harmful? It's because I didn't feel I brushed throughly enough 1st time.
Don't scrub: Use soft toothbrush w pea-sized portion of toothpaste. Over brushing or using medium or hard toothbrush can cause gum/bone loss and can notch root surfaces. STOP! See yor Dentist immediately for proper cleaning instructions, including flossing. What you are doing now is harming your health. ...Read more