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Can Chewing Nicotine Cause Bleedig Gums When You Brush?

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Posted on Tue, 15 Apr 2014
Question: Can chewing nicotine gum cause bleedig gums when you brush your Teeth?
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Answered by Dr. Lohit K (1 hour later)
Brief Answer: chances are very little. maintain oral hygiene Detailed Answer: Hi thanks for using HCM. I went through the query and understood your concern. The chance of bleeding gums due to chewing nicotine gums is very rare. Chewing gum can cause local irritation and hence local injury due to irritation can be a possibility. But before confirming the cause as nicotine chewing gum the other common causes should be ruled out like any blunt trauma during brushing your teeth, new brushes, vitamin defeciency or due to recent illness. If none of these present maintain oral hygiene. If the bleeding is for first time then you can continue this and check for the cause while maintaining oral hygiene. I hope this information helps you. Feel free to ask if any further queries and I will be glad to answer them. Wish you good health. Regards
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Can Chewing Nicotine Cause Bleedig Gums When You Brush?

Brief Answer: chances are very little. maintain oral hygiene Detailed Answer: Hi thanks for using HCM. I went through the query and understood your concern. The chance of bleeding gums due to chewing nicotine gums is very rare. Chewing gum can cause local irritation and hence local injury due to irritation can be a possibility. But before confirming the cause as nicotine chewing gum the other common causes should be ruled out like any blunt trauma during brushing your teeth, new brushes, vitamin defeciency or due to recent illness. If none of these present maintain oral hygiene. If the bleeding is for first time then you can continue this and check for the cause while maintaining oral hygiene. I hope this information helps you. Feel free to ask if any further queries and I will be glad to answer them. Wish you good health. Regards