Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
160 Doctors are Online
Ask a Dentist   »  

Treatment for bleeding gums while brushing teeth and bad breath?

User rating for this question
Answered by
Practicing since : 2008
Answered : 2059 Questions
While brushing teeth blood comes out thru gums and even i have bad breath
Posted Sun, 10 Feb 2013 in Dental Health
Answered by Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar 52 minutes later

Thanks for writing.

Bleeding gums and bad breath are usually due to gingivitis which is associated with many factors such as:
- Microorganisms
- Calculus
- Food impaction
- Faulty restoration/appliances
- Mouth breathing
- Tooth malposition
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Drug action
- Endocrine changes like puberty, menstrual cycle, pregnancy, diabetes mellitus, etc.

Without an opportunity to examine and evaluate you, I am unable to narrow down the possibilities. Therefore I encourage you to visit a dentist to find out the exact cause and to get your teeth cleaned.

In the meanwhile
- Brush your teeth twice regularly using soft inter dental brush.
- Replace your toothbrush in every 6 months.
- Brush in back-forth and up-down motion and rinse your mouth after every meal.
- Use chlorhexidine mouthwash regularly.
- Include vitamin-c containing food in your diet; e.g., lemon, oranges etc.
- Also check your menstrual cycle/pregnancy/blood sugar level to know whether you are diabetic or not. You could visit your physicians to help you here.

Hope this suffices. If you have any more doubts, please feel free to ask.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Dentist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor