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Bleeding gums - January 30th 2009, 10:30 PM

If the gums right under my teeth to the left of my lower jaw are bleeding, what is going on, how should I treat it, and how do I avoid it in the future?

I brush twice/day and floss daily. I also wear retainers at night.


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Re: Bleeding gums - January 30th 2009, 10:52 PM

Are you brushing well enough? Even though you brush twice a day it might not be effective brushing.


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Re: Bleeding gums - January 31st 2009, 01:06 AM

You may have gingivitis, it would be best to see your dentist. You may not be brushing effectively. If this is the issue your dentist may prescribe a mouthwash like Peridex which is specifically for gingivitis and people who have had oral surgery. Otherwise try getting a mouth wash such as Crest pro-health or something that lists gingivitis as something it helps fight.


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Re: Bleeding gums - January 31st 2009, 02:11 AM

i always thought it was lack of iron that caused this? but i could be wrong.


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Re: Bleeding gums - January 31st 2009, 10:50 AM

Make sure you aren't brushing too hard for one. If it continues, go and see your dentist, it could be an infection.




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Re: Bleeding gums - January 31st 2009, 11:10 AM

I have 'gum disease' supposedly. My gums used to bleed quite a lot, after brushing. My dentist has told me to use a really strong mouthwash everyday, morning and night - i couldn't use it for a whole year as i had braces and it would erode the glue; but now that my braces are off - i am now using strong mouthwash(Listerine is a good recomendation) and the bleeding has subsided quite a bit!

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Re: Bleeding gums - January 31st 2009, 12:49 PM

That's weird my dentist told me bleeding gums are a good thing after brushing because it means you're brushing really good. He also said, that it would stop after a while && it has. In my mind, it's nothing to worry about.


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Re: Bleeding gums - January 31st 2009, 01:02 PM

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If the gums right under my teeth to the left of my lower jaw are bleeding, what is going on, how should I treat it, and how do I avoid it in the future?

I brush twice/day and floss daily. I also wear retainers at night.
Put some music on, and brush through the whole song. That should be long enough for a full brushing of your teeth. Brush 4 times a day, or whenever you go to the bathroom.

Buy a gingivitis mouthwash, not a strong mint one, maybe spearmint. That way it will be easier to swish longer without the burn. If they have alcohol-free, that's even better.

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Re: Bleeding gums - February 2nd 2009, 11:07 AM

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Put some music on, and brush through the whole song. That should be long enough for a full brushing of your teeth. Brush 4 times a day, or whenever you go to the bathroom.

Buy a gingivitis mouthwash, not a strong mint one, maybe spearmint. That way it will be easier to swish longer without the burn. If they have alcohol-free, that's even better.

Hope you stop bleeding soon

What a nice suggestion I liked the way you have made a very difficult task so easy...
   
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