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blood after brushing teeth

I have seen bright red strings of blood on rare ocasion when I gargle after brushing my teeth.  Should this be evaluted?
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you probably have Gingivitis it is inflammation of the gums (gingiva). Symptoms: Bleeding gums (blood on toothbrush even with gentle brushing of the teeth
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yes, i would see your dentist.
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Just dont brush too hard go to the store and buy some mouthwash without alchohol you will be fine this happens to me all the time
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You have gingivitis, which is a manifestation of periodontal disease, generally caused by plaque. If it continues you can count on tooth loss.

You have to see a dentist and get a thorough tooth cleaning. Then follow his/her instructions, paying meticulous attention to daily brushing with a soft brush, flossing and using warm salt water to "swish". In severe cases medication is presribed.

If caught in time, your gums will return to normal.
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Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
If it happens once in a while, then check your toothbrush. Either the bristles have lost their alignment or you are brushing too hard.
Vitamin C deficiency, inflammation or infection of gums (gingivitis), pus in gums or pyorrhea (less chances in your case), and tumors or cancers of mouth also result in bleeding.
Since I cannot examine you and know other related conditions you may be having, nor is a detailed history possible on net, I have listed the various possibilities that should be looked into. Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral. Take care!

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