I brush my teeth twice a day for at least two minutes a time. My gums are really sore and bleed when brushing, could this be gingivitis?
Gingivitis. Brushing alone is. Not enough to prevent gingivitis. Start flossing at least once a day. When was your last visit to a dentist? It is important that you schedule an appointment for an evaluation and have your teeth cleaned. The hygienist will remove the tarter and plaque built up on your teeth and help you improved your home care. Gingivitis can be reversed. .
Brushing. Brushing is only one component of your oral hygiene requirement. First see your Dentist for an examination of your teeth and gums, and treatment of our damaged gums or referral to a Periodontist for treatment. Second follow your Dentist's cleaning instructions to the letter. Brush GENTLY but thoroughly with a soft bristled toothbrush. Clean between your teeth daily. Have routine Dental exams.
What, no floss? Brushing is important, but flossing is too, one without the other is not sufficient to maintain gingival health. Yes, it could be gingivitis, so get to the dentist and get it checked out. An examination with radiographs will determine the extent of the problem. It is likely you will need a dental prophylaxis also, and continued dental care to prevent recurrence.
Brushing?Bleeding. Yes, you are right. You do have gingivitis. Need to see your dentist.
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 more...
Check it out. See your Dentist for an examination. If all else healthy, then it may be related to the anterior frenum at the midline of the lower lip which stretches to the gums. Look in the mirror and see if the gum tissue moves when you pull your lower lip out and down. Very common. See the Periodontist for a frenectomy (releasing of the muscle) and grafting if needed. Otherwise may be clenching or brushing. Read more...