Improper Brushing Habits

Improper brushing habits can affect your teeth and gums and can result in dental caries and gum diseases. Some of the bad brushing habits include using the same brush over 3 to 4 months, brushing for less than a minute, brushing too hard, using the wrong method to brush your teeth, and using a brush with hard bristles.

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How to get rid of bleeding gums with bad breath?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old male, who weighs 60 kg and I am 5.8 feet tall. I am facing problems like bleeding gum, bad breath, and also my gums are getting separated from the teeth. What should I do? My gums bleed on brushing, so I tried using lemon for it.  Read Full »


Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The problems you are suffering from are common among people, but you need to know the reason behind it. Bleeding gums are due to wrong brushing techniques or you are not maintaining oral hygiene properly and there is some food lodgement. For this, visit a dentist and ...  Read Full »

Why are my gums still red after using an electronic toothbrush?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to the dentist before two months. He said that I had good teeth health and gum health. The only thing is for my front teeth on the top and bottom I developed a frayed appearance around the gumline. He said this was from too much gumline and toothbrush contact and that switching ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.You have an excellent set of healthy teeth. By observing the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the gums do seem to have puffiness, but only of mild nature.The brush whether electric or not does not matter, just do not touch the gums and stick to the...  Read Full »

How to treat bleeding gums and sore tongue in a 2-year-old kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2-year-old daughter is experiencing severe bleeding in her gums. Prior to this, she has a fever and sore on her tongue and somewhere near the tonsil. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern when it is a kid's matter. First of all, I would suggest you look in her oral cavity properly if she has caused any toothbrush injury or any source of bleeding if available. For bleeding gums, you apply a cold compress or ice packs right now...  Read Full »

Why does the tooth next to the extraction site feel weird?

Query: Hi doctor, Last month, I got my upper left wisdom tooth removed. I feel the tooth next to extracted tooth is sensitive to pressure while biting and cold. Is it normal? The extraction was straight forward, but the root was crooked. So, there was some little difficulty in extraction.  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding the dental health. Sensitivity to cold and bite is a very common dental problem because of exposure of dentin caused by gum disease or tooth wear. We can confirm the diagnosis of sensitivity only by doing tests. So, consult your nea...  Read Full »

My gums have receded because of improper brushing. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 18 years old, and I am worried because I feel that my gums have receded. It is because of my improper brushing routine, they are yellow, not wobbly, and gums are becoming a darker version of red, gums have receded from the front teeth.  Read Full »


Dr. C Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ilciniq.com. Your teeth are stained with yellow plaques, and the condition is called gingivitis. Try this home remedy, 1) Take one tablespoon of baking soda with two tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide to make a paste. 2) Rinse your mouth thoroughly with water after brushing wit...  Read Full »

When should I change my toothbrush?

Query: Hello doctor, How can I take care of toothbrush health? How often to change toothbrush heads or disposable toothbrushes and the negative effects of not changing them often?  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dentists recommend a change of toothbrush every six months. But this toothbrush health depends on patient's brushing habits too. Like if a person does not follow proper brushing techniques and brush his teeth vigorously, or maybe he is suffering from any gum disease and...  Read Full »

After getting my teeth cleaned, why do I still have inflammation?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a teeth cleaning done, but the inflammation is still there. The dentist said that I need to get treated for a receding gum line through surgery. She said it was due to brushing hard and asked me to switch to a soft bristle toothbrush and sensodyne toothpaste. I am also awaiting ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Use warm saline gargling daily at least 2 or 3 times, for two weeks. This will help in reducing the inflammation and help in preventing further recession of gum line. Also if you can get Betadine gargle for rinsing then it would be much better, this would be of grea...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for bleeding gums?

Query: Hi doctor, I have bleeding gums over only one tooth. The gums are neither swollen nor painful. But, I have bright red lining just above that tooth when I finish brushing. I would like to stress that it is the only area that bleeds. Also, the next to that tooth I had a root canal treatment before two...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems to be a gum injury, which you had while brushing or infection due to food impaction in that area. It can be also due to the irregular biting relation of the upper and lower canine teeth. It is definitely not related to the nearby root canal treatment. You shou...  Read Full »

How to maintain my gingiva without recession?

Query: Hi doctor, I have cut my gumline due to brushing too hard. I have a slight recession on my gum. I am taking good care of my teeth. But I am panic. There is no bleeding and pain present. I used a water pick to clean it. I visited a dentist before four months.  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a pathological pocket or a healed pathological pocket. The gum recedes due to the pocket or due to faulty brushing technique. I recommend you get...  Read Full »

I have six cavities building up in spite of proper dental care. Are my teeth inherently weak?

Query: Hello doctor, I have done proper dental care as followed by norms since childhood but was diagnosed with two root canals when I was 15, only one root canal had reached the surface. Now I am 18, and my recent visit to a dentist revealed that I have six cavities building up (one of my root canals has...  Read Full »


Dr. Srinivas Saketh Gummuluru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Teeth having multiple cavities suggests improper maintenance. It could either be due to improper brushing or too much of sticky food or a hereditary feature. You need to just visit your dentist and get to know the correct way of brushing and also have a meticulously...  Read Full »

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