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Sour food hurts my gums?

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Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: It

May be due to a condition called ulcerative gingivitis where your gums have little ulcers or sores that are open and when you get sour foods or acidic foods next to these areas it will sting quite a bit.

In brief: It

May be due to a condition called ulcerative gingivitis where your gums have little ulcers or sores that are open and when you get sour foods or acidic foods next to these areas it will sting quite a bit.
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dr. Dennis Kelley
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Dr. Don Millner
Dentistry - Cosmetic
3 doctors agree

In brief: Need to floss daily!

Your gums are inflamed and have open open bleeding microscopic capillaries that sting/"smart" when they come in contact with the citric acid present in most sour foods.
(like rubbing a lemon on a paper cut!). Floss daily without skipping and use a vibratory brushing technique at your gum tooth interface and enjoy those "sweetarts!".

In brief: Need to floss daily!

Your gums are inflamed and have open open bleeding microscopic capillaries that sting/"smart" when they come in contact with the citric acid present in most sour foods.
(like rubbing a lemon on a paper cut!). Floss daily without skipping and use a vibratory brushing technique at your gum tooth interface and enjoy those "sweetarts!".
Dr. Don Millner
Dr. Don Millner
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Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Gums

Acidic foods can irritate the gums, avoid excessive consumption

In brief: Gums

Acidic foods can irritate the gums, avoid excessive consumption
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dr. Kevin Nail
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