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    What causes bleeding gums?

Posted on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: Hi Doc,

I need help with bleeding gums, I actually don't have problem with bleeding gum, but when I wash my face or brush teeth, usually blood comes out. I am using Listerine mouth wash and Colgate, can you suggest me good tootpaste or medicine or any application to get rid of this proble?
Answered by Dr. Deepak 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Vit C supplements advised.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to HCM.
Thank you for the query.
I understand your concern.

Bleeding gums is most commonly due to Vit C deficiency.
Use soft tooth brush always. Dont apply too much pressure while brushing teeth. Take your time. You can use any toothpaste. Colgate works fine. But if your gums are sensitive you can go for sensodyne toothpaste.
I would advice you to take Vit C supplements for a month to see benefits.

Hope this helps.

Take care, Bye.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Deepak
Follow up: Dr. Deepak 3 minutes later
Thank you Doc. Any suggested Vitamin C supplements? do I have to apply something on Gums too?

Answered by Dr. Deepak 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Tab Limcee

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back.

You can go for any supplements. You can take Tab Limcee which contains only Vit C supplements ot Tab C Vit if you can't get earlier one.
There is no need to apply anything on gums.
Just tablet is enough.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Deepak
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