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Unhappy Really unhealthy gums... - May 23rd 2013, 04:54 AM

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Ok this is a little embarrasing for me, coz I don't brush regularly and I don't like telling people. But the other day I woke up and my mouth felt strange, I looked in the mirror and I could just tell that my teeth and gums where unhealthy. Brushing my teeth hurts like hell (although I've been sucking it up and brushing at least twice a day since to keep it from getting worse, and I've been careful with what I eat.), and even eating is a challenge. I made myself a sandwich this morning, and I managed to eat half of it (note I'm also feeling kinda sick so I couldn't eat a a lot anyway) and the bread was stale by then, so I through it out and haven't eaten all day since them. My mouth is really uncomfortable too, my teeth feel weird. A while ago, I saw some commercials on bleeding gums, whatever it's called, and it affects 1 in 4 people... A while ago I noticed my gums bleeding a bit when I was flossing (I do brush sometimes, just not all the time).

I don't like going to a dentist coz I feel ashamed and disgusting when I have to admit to them that I don't brush regularly... If I just keep brushing my teeth a lot and stop drinking/eating stuff that will damage them, will they eventually get better? Or are there any home remedies I can try? I really don't wanna have to tell mum that I have to go to the dentist, coz she'll say 'I told you to brush your teeth regularly!' And then the dentist will be disappointed...

Please help?! It really hurts.. And only like half my teeth feel ok and don't hurt, so I can eat some things, Luckily tonight we're having lasagne and applesauce, so I can eat that... But still, help?

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Re: Really unhealthy gums... - May 23rd 2013, 12:19 PM

Hey, I'm sorry you are having pain when eating and brushing My gums bleed if I haven't brushed for a while, but when I get back into the swing of things my gums are fine.

I know you wont want to hear this but I would tell your mum to book you a dentist appointment, just to be safe. It could be something small like your brush is too hard for your teeth, or maybe you are growing wisdom teeth (depending on area of pain).Also, on a packet of floss, I read that it is quite common for gums to bleed after using them, but if it is causing you pain to the point where you struggle to eat or brush, then I would get it check out. For the time being try to eat soft foods, and perhaps invest in some mouth wash? I don't really know any home remedies, but generally, avoid eating lots of sugary stuff and regularly brush your teeth and you should be ok.

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Re: Really unhealthy gums... - May 25th 2013, 06:25 PM

I totally agree that it is best that you go to a dentist. I know that you may feel ashamed, but they would be the ones who would be able to properly diagnose you with any sort of dental condition. If you're having a hard time eating because of the pain I definitely think you should go sooner than later, too. They can give you suggestions in order to make sure your teeth and gums don't get any worse, too. They can tell you if you have any cavities, need teeth pulled, or need any other procedures done in order to make sure your mouth stays healthy.

I don't mean to scare you, but my dad didn't really brush his teeth like...ever, and now he basically needs every single one of his teeth pulled and needs dentures, which is VERY expensive. I hope that this scare has sort of helped teach you a lesson and you'll start brushing more regularly now. I try and brush twice a day and use mouthwash to keep my teeth healthy.

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