My gums bleed everytime I brush my teeth. Is there anything I can do to stop this?

Asked By: Devin - 8/25/2008
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First you need to get a cleaning (deep cleaning its called Scaling and Root planning) after that you need to get perio maintenance. Its not a good sign for you to bleed every time you brush that means your gums are not healthy. You also need to brush every night that is the most important time of the day to brush... More
Answered By: LaChika - 8/25/2008
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you need to floss every night
Answered By: THE MAN - 8/25/2008
Use the softest toothbrush there is and Sensodyne toothpaste. You should also go to the dentist to make sure that you are not suffering from some sort of gum disease.
Answered By: lissilis - 8/25/2008
you have gingervitis the only way to stop it is to brush three times a day like they say.
Answered By: jerry a - 8/25/2008
maybe itz tha toothpast...mine get irritated if i use anything with bakingsoda or peroxide n it...
Answered By: *So Happy* - 8/25/2008
Ok so this happened to me for a bit. Don't brush so hard number one, and number two - when you're in the shower, let the water hit your gums directly. It'll massage your gums and they won't bleed when you brush your teeth afterwards.
Answered By: ShadowD - 8/25/2008
You need to visit the dentist. Also you need to ensure that your diet includes lots of fruits, inclusive of citrus fruits, vegetables, inclusive of green leafy vegetables and raw vegetables, nuts, and grains. These are necessary to provide nutrients that are important for the health of your teeth and gum.
Answered By: Fater45 - 8/25/2008
go see a dentist
Answered By: Shelly J - 8/25/2008
that's normal, mine bleed too. i think it's just cuz you have sensative gums.. try brushing your gums harder and more often to toughen them up and eventually, they will stop.
Answered By: koreanhiphop - 8/25/2008
You need to see your dentist. It sounds like you have gum disease. You'll need to see a periodontist if that's the case. Bleeding gums is not "normal". It's a sign of unhealthy gums and teeth. Good luck to you.
Answered By: Toxic Glow™ - 8/25/2008
strengthen your gums by flossing every night. make an appointment with a dental hygienist; they can show you the right way to floss, brush and take care of your teeth and gums better.
Answered By: Jessica - 8/25/2008
If you have not been flossing regularly, it is probably a good idea to start doing so. At first, your gums will probably bleed when you floss, but eventually they should become accustomed to the stimulation so that you can brush and floss your teeth without your gums bleeding. An oral irrigator, such as Water-Pik(R... More
Answered By: Andie P - 8/25/2008
This happened to me. Since I used to have braces and I didn't brush very well at first. When I started flossing, my gums would bleed. And my gums appeared to be swollen. But after a while it stopped. And make sure to brush very lightly. Also, you should buy something called a Water Pik. It sprays water in your mouth... More
Answered By: Someone - 8/25/2008
you might be having some gum diseases.. how long have you been like that... More
Answered By: hahalol - 8/26/2008
You need to start flossing! Mine used to do that, and when I started flossing everynight they stopped.
Answered By: Kessaka - 8/26/2008
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