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Is it okay to brush your teeth even if there's blood?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
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In brief: Absolutely

Bleeding is not normal.
It's probably a sign of infected gums (periodontal disease). Bleedingareas require more maintenance, not less. Ask your dentist to refer you to a periodontist. The longer this goes untreated, the harder it will be to treat.

In brief: Absolutely

Bleeding is not normal.
It's probably a sign of infected gums (periodontal disease). Bleedingareas require more maintenance, not less. Ask your dentist to refer you to a periodontist. The longer this goes untreated, the harder it will be to treat.
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Yes.

Most often there is blood from gum inflammation called gingivitis.
Effective daily cleaning of the teeth and gums will lead to a reduction in the bleeding. However, you may need a professional cleaning at the dentist to fully clean the teeth and allow the gums to heal and not bleed. Make an appointment for a cleaning and exam.

In brief: Yes.

Most often there is blood from gum inflammation called gingivitis.
Effective daily cleaning of the teeth and gums will lead to a reduction in the bleeding. However, you may need a professional cleaning at the dentist to fully clean the teeth and allow the gums to heal and not bleed. Make an appointment for a cleaning and exam.
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