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While I floss my teeth it hurts really bad and my gums start to bleed?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Previously answered

First see dentist and dental hygienist.
Then floss properly and regularly., and the problem will go, away.

In brief: Previously answered

First see dentist and dental hygienist.
Then floss properly and regularly., and the problem will go, away.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Frank Berman
you probably have some severe gingivitis or periodontitis which needs professional help
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Haven't been regular

It may be that you are using the wrong floss (too thin or sharp), flossing incorrectly (r u flossing down each side of the tooth, and not in the middle).
But most common cause flossing leading to discomfort, pain and bleeding is doing it sporadically. Doofus it once every 1-2 days, ask dental hygienist about what floss to use and correct method of flossing....Voila, all your flossing are gone.

In brief: Haven't been regular

It may be that you are using the wrong floss (too thin or sharp), flossing incorrectly (r u flossing down each side of the tooth, and not in the middle).
But most common cause flossing leading to discomfort, pain and bleeding is doing it sporadically. Doofus it once every 1-2 days, ask dental hygienist about what floss to use and correct method of flossing....Voila, all your flossing are gone.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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