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Bleeding from the teeth after brushing - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   How can I help you
Doctor :   are you there
User :   actully from past few months ... i am getting blood while brushing my teeth ..can you tell me the solution to get rid of it
Doctor :   is it only during brushing teeth
Doctor :   or while eating
Doctor :   too
User :   when i am eating some fruits then also
Doctor :   What is your age and occupation?
User :   like some hard stuffs like apple
User :   my age is 25ys
User :   i am a xxxxxx'
Doctor :   Do you have foul smell or bad tooth in the mouth
User :   not bad tooth but i have smell problem sometimes
Doctor :   How many times do you brush teeth
User :   2 times but sometimes i make it only 1 time
User :   at morning
Doctor :   ever had similar problem
User :   everytime when i do brushing i will get bleeding .... it is from past 5-6 months
Doctor :   Ok you hve probably gingivitis or periodontitis
Doctor :   It can happen due to poor oral hygiene
Doctor :   stress is also a problem
Doctor :   Daily brushing and flossing and regular professional cleanings can significantly reduce your risk of developing this potentially serious condition
Doctor :   As you already have gingivitis
Doctor :   professional cleaning can reverse the damage.
Doctor :   The dentist may treat gingivitis in several ways, but the first step is to thoroughly clean your teeth, removing all traces of plaque and tartar ,a procedure known as scaling
Doctor :   I think you better get it done
Doctor :   Till then you have to use soft tooth brush
Doctor :   are you there
User :   ya
User :   i was seeing your suggestion
User :   ok so scaling can solve my problem
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Take more of Vitamin C
Doctor :   fruits
User :   fruits like ?
Doctor :   Many fruits and vegetables, including citrus fruits, berries, cantaloupei and spinach, are rich sources of vitamin C
User :   ok got it
Doctor :   Grapefruit
User :   is there any toothpaste or something that can reduce it little
Doctor :   Cranberries
Doctor :   no product can remove tartar below your gumline, although anti-tartar or tartar control toothpastes can help prevent tartar from building up on your teeth
User :   ok ok
Doctor :   The bottom line
Doctor :   When used properly even inexpensive fluoride toothpastes remove plaque just as thoroughly as specialty toothpastes รข??
User :   would scaling remove smell problem too
User :   ?
Doctor :   it is the brushing action, not the toothpaste, that removes plaque.
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   but you have to maitain it by
Doctor :   proper floss and twice daily brushing
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   pl confirm your details
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY Mobile : 0000
Doctor :   Pl fill the feedback form and say done when
Doctor :   done
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