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7612493 tn?1393737078

possibly unrelated??

But the last week or two every time I brush my teeth my gums bleed really bad. They don't hurt and aren't sore.. they just bleed! Im a FTM and 11 weeks tomorrow. Could this be related to the pregnancy? Has anyone else experienced this?
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6403762 tn?1381712518
I take my vitamins and my gums bleed EEEEVVVEEERRYY time I brush my teeth. I went to my dentist and he said its normal cause im pregnant. I wouldn't worry girl lol
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It's related to pregnancy -- my doctor told me to expect it due to increased blood volume. Just be sure to brush and floss regularly
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6387609 tn?1393274731
It Does Mine Do It To And My Dentist Said It's The Hormones And That No Matter How Many Times A Say You Brush They Will Keep Bleeding :(
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7612493 tn?1393737078
Thanks for the input! I couldn't find anything online. So I appreciate it :)
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That happens to me i called my Dr he said that can happen during pregnancy try using a softer brush...
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Im 10 weeks tomorrow and i have been wondering the same thing!
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And there is no way to cure it just one of those things you have to tolerate
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Pregnancy makes your gums swell which means your tooth brush rubs more of your gum tissue that is not used to being rubbed causing them to bleed and actually i got cavities at the gum line on my molars last pregnancy due to my gums swelling over my tooth.
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7612493 tn?1393737078
I always take my vitamins and I don't have any deficiency (while pregnant, because of the vitamins. Beforehand I was slightly iron deficient) anyways. Anyone know of anyway to cure it? I don't have the money for the dentist right now, and I don't think my insurance covers it.
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Yes, it could be related to pregnancy... :)
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Your irin could be a little low, just make sure you take your prenatals and that they have iron
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