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    It could be either a minor gum disease or, it could be that your applying too much pressure when brushing.
    Dont press down much, if it doesnt go away in 2-3 weeks then its definately something to get checked out.
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    Get a electric toothbrush, they really are worth it.
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    (Original post by SevenMagicJellybeans)
    Oh i had that problem too, like my gums would bleed every time I brushed my teeth , but then eventually it stopped, idk how, but it did, and yeah, hasnt happened since. I think they are certain vitamins that you can take, to strengthen your gums. I don't know about the using the toothbrush too long method, cos regardless if i used it too long or if i changed it frequently, it still bleeds. maybe u have sensitive/weak gums like i do, just take some vitamin supplements and you shall be fine. nothing to worry about. =)
    Do you know which vitamins?

    I have gingivitis, I go to the dentist every 3 months for a scale and polish (gum disease runs in my family, and for some unfortunate reason my saliva doesnt break down plaque as effectively as other peoples! I also have a massive phobia of the dentist.. so lucky me!)

    I brush my gums, use corsodyl.. I try EVERYTHING to help my gums.. but not much works ..they still bleed!
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    Go see a doctor/dentist and get it checked out.
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    Go the chemist and go on a course of Corsodyl, a mouthwash for gum disease
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I've noticed slight amounts of blood in the paste after using my new tooth brush and toothpaste. My old brush was small and simple where as my new one is pretty huge and bulky (also switched from Colgate to Sensodyne if that matters).

    I've looked up gum disease and gingivitis. My gums don't appear to be red, swollen or painful and I can't really tell where it's bleeding from but it's happened without fail every time. It could just be my new brush but I've tried being more gentle but still hit bleeds. It also leaves quite a bad taste in my mouth not sure if that's down to the different toothpaste or the blood :confused:

    I mean my gums look pretty healthy but when I pull my lip right down it's purple and veiny. Not sure if it's meant to be like that not often you see that part of somebodies gums!

    Dont worry happens to me when I get new brush too.....
    Rinsing mouth with salt water after brushing helps me, you can try too...
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    You're obvioulsy brushing your teeth too hard.

    Be gentle, Sir.
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    it could be you havent brushed your gums properly in the past
    the food bits cause the gums to swell slightly, and when you brush it cause some bleeding
    use dental floss as well as brushing and it should go i think?
 
 
 
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