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Will painful, bleeding gums while brushing & flossing eventually go away?

If your hands became swollen and started to bleed when you washed them, you would be concerned. Yet, many people think swollen, bleeding gums during and after brushing and flossing is normal. Swollen and bleeding gums are a warning that something is wrong with your oral health. It could be as simple as poor brushing and flossing techniques. Or, it could be gingivitis, a disease caused by a buildup of plaque which contains germs that break down the healthy tissue around the teeth. If gingivitis is left untreated, it can lead to periodontal disease, a long-term gum condition that damages […]

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Special Oral Health Care During Pregnancy

According to the American Dental Association, as many as half of all women develop pregnancy gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease that is most common between the second and eighth months of pregnancy. It usually goes away after childbirth. Hormones make your gums more easily irritated by plaque and can cause gums to be red, tender, sore and bleed. Brush twice a day for two minutes, clean between your teeth once a day. If you experience morning sickness, here is how to help protect your teeth. When you throw-up, stomach acids enter your mouth and can eat away at your teeth, so […]

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