Bleeding gums

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I'm premenopausal

My gums look lovely and pink until I brush my teeth. Then they bleed. My dentist can't see a problem. Had anyone else experienced this

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    Hi karen, it was recommended I use a soft toothbrush and buy toothpaste for sensitive teeth. When your teeth bleed it means you have plague build up. Have your teeth re-cleaned. Hope this helps.
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    Hi, Karen, sorry to learn you're having this problem.  I also had it, until I stopped using whitening toothpaste and mouthwash.  Teeth whiteners can cause sensitive, bleeding, gums and can also cause the tissues in your mouth to slough off.  My dentist gave me this information.  To stop this, I suggest that you find two non-whitening brands of toothpaste and alternate use, one tube and then the other. Use a soft tooth brush and go easy on your gums.  Hope this helps.   

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    Hi Karen,

    I'm on this site because I'm going through some rough times In peri, but I'm also a dental hygienist of 22 yrs and gum disease is our speciality. Gingival bleeding is always caused from plaque unless of coarse there was trauma. Hormonal imbalances such as puberty, pregnancy increases your chances of gingival bleeding or gingivitis. This is reversible with thorough brushing angling the toothbrush into the gumline as there is a space or pocket typically 1-3 mm deep. Flossing is also key because you can not remove all the plaque with brushing alone. It only takes 48 hrs for gingivitis to appear and approximately 2 weeks for it to subside.

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    Sometimes I get that, but my gums used to mostly get sore. They only bleed now when I floss. I had to switch toothpastes about a year or so ago. Mouth was always sore. So now I use Sensodyne Pronamel. Has helped a lot with the sensitivity I used to get.
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      Keep on flossing at the bleeding will subside. Be sure to floss all the way up into each side of the gum. Only tooth sensitivity will respond the the toothpastes for sensitive teeth. Gums will respond to thorough brushing and daily flossing
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    Yes I had an increase in bleeding gums around peri x
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