Can a person with mild dementia hurt his gums or mouth if using electric toothbrush?

Possibly. Dementia varies so please pay attention, use common sense, and be conservative. If you have concerns be both observant and nurturing.

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I brushed the gums behind my teeth with an electric toothbrush and now there is a raised painless bump. Did I injure my gum? Will this go away? When?

Behind? Top, bottom, left, right, front, hard, in midline, fluid filled, gum disease, abscessed tooth, size, texture, translucent, opaque, when last flossed, color, and so many more questions. Please call your Dentist for an examination. Read more...

Is it normal for my gums to bleed and hurt a little from using electric toothbrush?

Bleeding gums. You may have gingivitis or/and periodontal disease. Plaque is a sticky bio film that can be removed with a toothbrush, calculus is a harder and attaches itself to the tooth and root surface and needs to be removed professionally by a hygienist or dentist. See you dentist for an evaluation. Read more...
Maybe, maybe not. Without actually examining you, we cannot give you an accurate answer to your question. Gums should not bleed. It may be due to overzealous or improper use of the toothbrush, early gum problems, or more serious periodontal disease; or even other dental and\or medical problems. When was your last dental check-up and cleaning? It's best to see your dentist and find out what's going on. Read more...

I have an electric toothbrush and noticed that after using it, my gums bleed a little and hurt too. Is that normal in the beginning?

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Can be. Initially you might be putting too much pressure on it , or your gums are very inflamed. The brush does all the work , so you must learn to put it in place and leave it-- not brush back/forth, up/down. Also, the oral B and the sonicare have built-in detectors that let you know if you are putting too much pressure on it. Oral B flashes red light, and sonicare changes speed. Be gentle. Good Luck. Read more...

I burnt my tongue 2 weeks so. It still hurts and there is a whitish coating on my tongue. I brush my tongue with my electric toothbrush 2x/day.

Tongue injury. The tongue is a highly vascular organ with great potential to heal. Use saline or half strength hydrogen peroxide rinses three time a day x 1 week and stop brushing your tongue with an electric tooth brush as it interferes with healing. Read more...
Stop brushing. Allow the area to heal. If you had a burn on your hand brushing it would only cause irritation. Try rinsing 3x/day w 1tsp salt in 8oz luke-warm water. Swish and spit out. Also call your Dentist for an examination of both the burn and the damage that you did to the burned area. Read more...

I brush twice a day using an electric toothbrush. As well as floss at night and use mouthwash twice per day. Why do my gums still bleed?

Inflammation. There is a false sense of security that brushing and flossing 2x day will either prevent or cure most dental problems. When is the last time you had a professional dental cleaning and exam? If your teeth have calculus deposits, or if you have pocketing, all the brushing and flossing in the world will not make you gums healthy. Have a local dentist examine you and make recommendations for care. Read more...
Don't give up! If your good habits at home, i.e. Brushing and flossing, don't reduce the problem, you may have more serious periodontitis rather than just gingivitis. See your dentist soon. It may be too involved for you to manage on your own. Read more...

Could my oral b electric toothbrush be causing gum recession?

It is possible. An electric toothbrush can traumatize your gums if you use too much force.. Use a feather touch with an electric toothbrush and change the head every 3 to 4 months. Read more...
Unlikely. yes, if you use excessive force in brushing, it can, but used properly it will make your gums healthier. Read more...
3 causes. 3 most common causes of gum recession are 1) gum disease, 2) malocclusion, & 3) overly aggressive brushing technique. Don't blame the toothbrush, blame the operator. Talk to your Dentist/Hygienist about your oral health and your oral hygiene program. Read more...
It is possible. If the wrong tooth brushing technique is used or being overly aggressive can wear down the gums. Read more...

What can I do if my gums bleed after I use my electric toothbrush?

Bleeding gums. You may have gingivitis or/and periodontal disease. Plaque is a sticky bio film that can be removed with a toothbrush, calculus is a harder and attaches itself to the tooth and root surface and needs to be removed professionally by a hygienist or dentist. See you dentist for an evaluation. Read more...
Don't give up! If your good habits at home, i.e. Brushing and flossing, don't reduce the problem, you may have more serious periodontitis rather than just gingivitis. See your dentist soon. It may be too involved for you to manage on your own. Read more...