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#1 of 9 Old 09-26-2005, 11:23 PM - Thread Starter
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I had this as well with my other pregnancies, but wanted to know if anyone else is suffering from pink toothbrush? When I brushed for bed tonight there was quite a bit of blood....*sigh* of those wonderful things of carrying a wee one...*smiles*...

p.s. I felt baby move all through the day today....*GRINS*

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#2 of 9 Old 09-27-2005, 11:18 AM
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I went to the dentist a month ago, and he said "your gums aren't bleeding yet?" I was like...geez...can we just assume that *maybe* they won't????
Anyway, about two weeks later they started bleeding.

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Yes, bleeding with flossing and brushing.

I discontinued my usual fluoride rinse...didn't know if it would be a good idea to keep up with it. I'm trying to avoid, in general, chemically type stuff.
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No bleeding here with either flossing or brushing (unless i try to slice off a tooth with the floss, lol) I can wait till that bleeding starts.

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I am also a gum bleeder.
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Not here, yet...

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i don't ususally ever bleed but within the last month i bleed when i floss...i'm going to the dentist next week....but everyone said it's part of the whole process....
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Speaking as an ex-dental assistant.....

Extra hormones and increased blood supply are to blame for the propensity to have gums bleed during pregnancy. But don't stop brushing/flossing just because of the bleeding (which may or may not occur ~ it's not true that every woman will have this happen). The chemical changes in the body affect the bacteria in the mouth, making a pregnant woman more susceptible to decay (and thus providing ammunition for the belief that having babies will "rob" calcium from your teeth ~ which is patently false. Calcium, once deposited in your teeth prenatally, cannot be removed. It can be leached from your bones, but not your teeth).

Rinsing gently with water after brushing can ease any soreness in the gums, and make sure you brush thoroughly, but gently, to not irritate the tissue excessively. The situation will resolve after the baby's born.
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#9 of 9 Old 11-09-2005, 07:23 PM
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My gums have been bleeding. I have found that rinsing with warm salt water or peroxide diluted with half water with really helps cut back on the bleeding and gum irritation. If you have sensitive teeth do not use the peroxide it can increase sensitivity.

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