I cut my gum while brushing my teeth.is it okay?

I cut my gum while brushing my teeth.is it okay? Topic: Custom paper press
June 20, 2019 / By Elayne
Question: I usually brush a little more rigorously than is probably necessary, and I tend to drag on brushing my teeth for about 5 or some minutes. A couple days ago I was using a new toothbrush (bristles fresh and hardish) and today when I was brushing my front teeth the gum above my upper incisor stung like a paper cut. I looked in the mirror and I saw a small little cut/prick/something similar. I know I don't have gingivitis- I had a good report from a dental checkup not too long ago (my dentist asked if I was using a mechanical toothbrush because they were so clean ^_^) but I was just wondering if I can just let it heal on my own, or if I need to take any precautions (i.e. plaque building up or something while not being able to brush too well in that area). Also, when I brush my teeth, is it okay to just brush the toothbrush over my teeth without applying too much pressure on my teeth? I feel like if I don't press hard enough the bristles won't reach every spot. I floss occasionally, though not everyday, and I rarely use mouthwash. Just as another side question, my teeth don't seem to whiten. I haven't been using any whitening-specific products, but I use Colgate Total and Glide Floss and sometimes they'll look their natural yellow-ish while sometimes they'll seem white. The lighting is the same every time i look at them....any thoughts on that? I brush consistently too.
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Cherice Cherice | 8 days ago
The cut shouldn't be too much of a problem - just make sure to keep flossing and brushing. However, you definitely need to avoid brushing so hard. Not only can you damage your gums as you've discovered, but you can actually wear away the enamel so much that you need a filling. I highly recommend using an electric toothbrush, and definitely get soft bristles on any toothbrush that you use. You don't need much pressure to get the biofilm off. The hard stuff (tartar) won't come off with a toothbrush anyway - you need scalers to remove that so that's why you want to see your dentist regularly. As far as the whitening, they will only reach a certain color unless you use any whitening specific products. There are a number of options such as using at-home products, getting custom trays to use at home from your dentist, or doing a full treatment at the dentist.
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Cherice Originally Answered: I have horrible teeth, fillings keep falling out, teeth breaking off, went to 3 dentists, too much money?
I do understand your problem .. I'm 53 without medical and dental insurance, middle class but unable to afford the rates they charge. three years ago my teeth started breaking....even the ones with crowns on, I have 13 teeth left, 7 of which have crowns. For a temporary solution till I could save up the money to get my partials I bought the imako shell to cover up my problem (search the internet for imako 49.95 upper plate only) these worked great at least they allowed me to go out in public without that crack addict feeling ...worked so great I wore them for two years till my lower teeth started breaking so I spent 495.00 for a partial for the uppers with 4 missing teeth and Gasp 853.00 for a lower plate with 7 teeth - I did my research to find an affordable dental clinic with their lab on the property ,within 2 weeks I had my smile back ...for three years I fooled all my co-workers with the Imako shell, at times they made toothless hillbilly jokes about customers that would come into the store not even noticing the dental train wreck I was sporting. My partials fit perfectly and they are more comfortable in my mouth than without (right from the start) over my lifetime an easy 60,000.00 was spent on keeping that perfect smile , dentist visits at least 4 times a year from the age of 12 , but alas I am a victim of genetics (my sister lost all her teeth by the age of 23) plus the fact I love soda (coke) and cigarettes and had no intention of quitting either. So: I've read some good advice here and some feedback from jerks ...overlook them ...it will catch up to them someday too. But yes do check out the Imaka shell it molds to your mouth the teeth soften with hot water (thermal plastics) and you can do your own fitting and they can be redone over and over till you get the right fit you want. it will give you that perfect set of teeth look till you can afford to get the more expensive work done, I even ordered the extra white teeth plastic and constructed some temp flippers for my lower teeth ....tricky but it can be done - you will feel better about yourself and after all that is what it is all about. I hope someday this country will have health care and Dental for all it's people not just the very poor and the very rich - or at the very least we could all move to Canada.

Ashlee Ashlee
Of course its fine! That often happens when one can brush to hard on the gum so the bristles cut it. Because of the sensitive area cuts are often made but they often heal eventually. The mouth is a moist area so if it is bleeding, it may so take about 10 mins or longer to stop but if so just leave it alone as constantly dabbing will irritate it. I recommend that if you do come across any cuts on your gum, try to get a new toothbrush as sometimes the bristles can get harder if their old and also in gentle circular motions on the tooth. Avoid the area that has the cut (but still brush the tooth) and leave it to heal. :)
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Zephania Zephania
Its due to improper brushing techniques. You need to follow the proper brushing technique and rules: 1. Use SOFT bristle tooth brush... 2. Always brush your teeth in a vertical round motions. Never brush in a horizontal fashion. Brushing horizontally is the major causative factor for trearing of the gums. 3. Use gentle pressure. Never brush your teeth harshly. 4. Brush your teeth atleast 2 times a day. For your another question about teeth whitening, I would suggest to go to a dentist for Bleaching if you are very much concerned about the appearance of your teeth. Dentist will first clean your teeth i.e scaling and polishing, and then Bleaching. But then also I would suggest you that if by following proper oral hygiene you are satisfied then don't go for bleaching unnecessary. Bleaching is not required unless until you don't want it professionally. The biggest drawback of bleaching is tooth hypersensitivity as any method of teeth whitening requires some of the enamel of the tooth to be removed... Thanks!
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Skye Skye
^yes be now? what a useless respones. i hate when people put useless responses, it makes me angry... when people brush there teeth and havnt alot, it cuts their gums and they may bleed, this is normal, just think of happy thoughts =]
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Orian Orian
You want to be careful when you brush, but my hygentist said the mouth heals quickly. You might want to try using a water pick.
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Orian Originally Answered: If i get my teeth pulled with my other teeth spread and is it worth it?
Asking for dental advice here is like asking your mechanic for advice on how to bake a cake. He might be great at it, or he might not be able to recognized sliced bread. And you'll never know the difference. Trust your dentist. He / she has studied a long time, and has passed numerous exams to get to this point in their life. He also has years of experience, too. Nobody knows the details of your case better. Yes, teeth WILL move if one is pulled. The tooth behind it might move forward, or it might tip slowly into that space. If it's a problem, the dentist will recommend a bridge or some other solution.

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