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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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Ouch! My Tooth Hurts

When eating or drinking hot or cold foods do you feel a sharp pain in your tooth?  You probably think you it must be a cavity. It could also mean you have sensitive teeth.  Your teeth can become sensitive either from receding gums or from a thinning of your tooth enamel. Some toothaches are more severe If the pain you are experiencing is a sharp, stabbing pain when you bite down on your food, the cause of your toothache could be a cavity or a cracked tooth. Symptom and signs of an an abscessed tooth or an infection include: Severe, […]

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