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Old 02-22-05, 01:06 AM
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Do your gums bleed when you brush your teeth?

Just out of curiousity. Not sure if I'm brushing to hard or what. I brush my teeth twice a day and usually when i floss beneath the gum line my gums will bleed a little but not a lot. I've never really had problems with my teeth and not sure what the deal is. Last time I went to the dentist he said I had nice teeth and that was three months ago.
Old 02-22-05, 01:18 AM
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So this just started?

Did you change your brush? Is it too firm?

How often do you floss?

When you sleep do you breath through your nose or mouth? Are you gums a bright pink or more of a pale pink?

Gingivities might be a possibility.
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My gums used to bleed every now and then when I was younger, but it doesn't happen anymore.

Has anything changed in the past three months, in regards to habits or your lifestyle? It could be due to the winter months, and the fact that your house may have lower humidity than in the summer months.

I'm not a dentist, so it's just a guess.
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The funniest thing, just saw a commerial that said the same damn thing as I was reading this, the commercial claims you should switch to Colgate Total.
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Is it stress caused by a LiveJournal or recent breakup?
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I'd say get a softer tooth brush.
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Colgate Total is the only tooth paste my dentist recommends.

Use Listerene. It kills gingivitis germs!
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You don't mention how often you floss, just that your gums bleed when you do. Floss daily. The bleeding will eventually stop.
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Using Listerine is a good suggestion! I use it twice daily, and like I said before...my gums no longer bleed.
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Only if I take a day off from brushing
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Looks like it's time to stick to only pudding.
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I used to have this problem. I switched to a softer toothbrush and a stronger toothpaste. Eventually it stopped and I switched to a slightly stiffer toothbrush. No problems.
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Originally Posted by calhoun07
Colgate Total is the only tooth paste my dentist recommends.
Mine too. But only 4 out of 5 times.
Old 02-22-05, 05:25 AM
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Just brush more thoroughly.
Old 02-22-05, 06:17 AM
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My gums stopped bleeding when I started flossing and using mouthwash regularly.
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My gums stopped bleeding when I started brushing more concentrated and throroughly.

Good luck
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He deleted his livejournal/breakup thread while I was reading it.
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Originally Posted by J-Dubya
He deleted his livejournal/breakup thread while I was reading it.
OK, good, so it's not just me.... how rude!!
Maybe they got back together....
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I had problems with bleeding gums and with nosebleeds. My dentist recommended vitamin C in the form of a glass of juice every morning. That took care of it.
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I don't floss and I don't have a problem with bleeding gums. However I do brush my gums.

<img src="http://havok.lothlorien.nu/bleedinggums.jpg">
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Originally Posted by J-Dubya
He deleted his livejournal/breakup thread while I was reading it.
Then let his gums bleed!

Maybe she was reading his thread about him reading her LiveJournal and they decided to collaborate on a new thread somewhere else.
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gums used to bleed until I commited to using listerine cut with a little hydrogen peroxide twice daily.
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It is a sign of gum disease. Brushing hard and violent flossing don't make gums bleed. Gum disease does. Yes, the pressure put on your gums from hard brushing and violent flossing lets the blood flow, but your gums should be strong enough to resist that unless they are diseased.

Sometimes I think my gums are bleeding, but instead it's that I had burned the roof of my mouth (like on hot pizza or something), then in the healing process, the new skin grows over and has blood in it like a little pocket. Those accidentally get popped when brushing the back of my top teeth and then there's blood. Just sayin' that could be where your blood is from.
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By any chance, do you predominately breath through your mouth?

And my gums blead occasionally, not all the time but off an on.
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Originally Posted by Heat
By any chance, do you predominately breath through your mouth?

And my gums blead occasionally, not all the time but off an on.
Actually I do breath through my mouth. And I use listerine on a regular basis. I'm not sure what it is. I got my wisdom teeth pulled about two years ago and i'm not sure if it has anything to do with my bleeding gums since its been so long. Everything has healed in my mouth. I brush regularly and I'm pretty thorough when I brush. My teeth have always been very sensitive though particularly to hot and cold food. But this has been since I was a little kid.

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