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I haven't seen a dentist in a long time. I bleed from my gums every time I brush my teeth. Is this a problem?

Dentist, WebMD Medical Expert
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

My stock answer is, would you be concerned if your hair was bleeding when you brushed it? It is NOT normal. It is a sign of an infection! Get to the dentist immediately. Most adults need a professional cleaning every 3-6 months with a rigorous home care program.

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