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Why does picking at my gums hurt, but at the same time sort of feeling good? And is this bad for my teeth?

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In brief: Picking with what?

What are you picking your teeth with? If it is a toothpick, should really not, since it won't hurt the teeth, but can damage the gum tissue.
You may want to occasionally massage your gums, that could help them feel good.

In brief: Picking with what?

What are you picking your teeth with? If it is a toothpick, should really not, since it won't hurt the teeth, but can damage the gum tissue.
You may want to occasionally massage your gums, that could help them feel good.
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