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Dental care, Why does flossing hurt my gums.

My dentist get on me every time I come in that I am not flossing good enough.  I have no cavities and never needed major dental work done.  However each time he tell me flossing good for my gums and I need to do it better and more often.

Yet every time  I floss my gums hurt afterwords.  They would be sore for a few hours and they do bleed when I floss so I do not really like flossing at all and I only brush three times a day to make up for it.  I just do not see how it can be good from my gums if it makes my gums hurt.

Posted on Saturday, Oct. 16th 2010 9:17 AM | by Dental | in Gum Pain | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Dental care, Why does flossing hurt my gums.”

  1. Richard Says:

    The fact is your gums bleed because you are not flossing. Brushing is only getting half the job done no matter how many time you may be brushing a day.

    Flossing will help not only to get tartar off your teeth but help your gums get needed circulation. Flossing daily is important. Sure right now your gums bleed and may hurt a little because you have not been flossing over time that will stop.

  2. Jackie Says:

    You need to floss daily. Your dentist is not trying to give you a hard time but he telling you to floss better because your gums are telling him you are not flossing.

    Be careful not to floss to hard. Take it easy. If need be ask your dentist to show you how to floss. Flossing should not hurt you as much as you are stating it does. Right now your gums are sore because you do not flossing daily flossing will make for better gums.

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