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Super Tip Thursday: My Gums Are Bleeding, Why?

26 Jun

 

 

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The ONE thing we should be doing every day is brushing our teeth. I am going to share some facts that learned and think is important information for you too.

  • Soft toothbrushes- we should be using soft or extra-soft toothbrushes. It lessens the chance for damage to your gums and enamel. I never realized this until looked at my toothbrush and it was Medium. My gums would hurt after brushing sometimes. Once I changed to soft, that problem went away. (FYI-Hard brushes are for dentures.)

 

  • Don’t Brush Too Vigorously- they say to brush at a medium pace. Don’t press too hard or scrap too fast.

 

  • Two-minute Rule- Most dentists say we should brush for at least two minutes. That’s how long  it takes to do a thorough job.

 

  • The Tongue Needs You- Brush the entire surface of your tongue!! Helps with cavity prevention, gingivitis and bad breath!
 
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Posted by on June 26, 2014 in Health

 

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3 responses to “Super Tip Thursday: My Gums Are Bleeding, Why?

  1. briannaburton08

    June 26, 2014 at 4:42 AM

    Reblogged this on In Pursuit of a Healthy Me.

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  2. Gerry Katzman

    June 26, 2014 at 5:31 AM

    Also, watch out what kind of toothpaste you use! I switched to a “natural” toothpaste (the highest rated natural toothpaste on Amazon.com) and had to go to a gum specialist. Turns out it was wreaking havoc on my mouth and gums! (He also suggested soft bristled-toothbrush) He also steered me away from the mouthwash I was using too.
    Thanks James! You ARE the super organizer!

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  3. Gerry Katzman

    June 26, 2014 at 5:33 AM

    Watch out what kind of toothpaste you’re using! I switched to a “natural” toothpaste (the highest rated one on Amazon) that turned out to be wreaking havoc on my mouth and gums!
    The periodontist also suggested the soft-bristled toothbrush.
    Thanks James! You ARE the super organizer!!

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