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blood in saliva

i have 6 year grand daughter who lives with me, i have noticed in past couple of weeks that there is blood in her saliva not huge amount her saliva is pinkesh, i have also notice that she grinds her teeth in the night i am worried can you please help
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Sounds like a teeth problem ,may be a good idea to have her teeth looked at ,at the dentist ..
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I wonder if she's chewing on the inside of her cheeks enough to make it bleed.  She should definitely go to a doctor.
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gums more than likely. I don't know of many 6 years olds that brush properly and often. :)
Also could be like a tiny nose bleed that passes from the nasal cavity down into her throat.
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I'd get her to a dentist first of all. Is there blood when she spits out brushing her teeth? Could be gum disease? The gp will probably ask if shes seen a dentist before anything else.
She could also as someone else has mentioned chew her cheeks, im 29 and ive done this for years! I don't experience any blood though so i can't do it that badly.
She could also be about to lose a tooth? teeth grinding would probably make a loose tooth bleed more as well. See about getting her a retainer if you can. I know how bad grinding can be, myself and my kids do it and my son ripped 2 half teeth out and my girl and i have worn down the enamel on ours. It's best prevented if possible.
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