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Old 02-01-2009, 01:44 PM
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Has anybody suffered from really bad bleeding gums? Iwould like to think i have really good oral health, but the last few months of being free of fags my gums are bleeding when brushing, and have a really bad taste in my mouth!

Bit embarrassing really! but hey ho! none of you know me i dont think hehe!

Any tips for oral health-should i see my dentist?(
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:57 PM
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Mine do it too.

When you smoke, your gums are much thicker and tougher... the skin has changed to try and defend against the fact you are poisoning yourself. This is corrected when you stop.

When I mentioned it to my dentist, he said that gums bleeding during brushing is not a problem, and can actually be good.
If they bleed at any other times it is a sign of gum desease, but during brushing it is not a problem in any way. He advised me to be a little more gentle, but they still bleed a little.
According to him, very common amongst quitters.

I don't have the funny taste - but a lot of people on here have mentioned it.
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Old 02-01-2009, 02:03 PM
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Hi Shabba,
I've had this a little, but I have had the bad taste continually - only just on top of that by giving up coffee of all things.

My doc has suggested I may have Post Nasal Drip - suggest you google that and see if it rings any bells.

As for bleeding gums - can only repeat what Stuart has said - it's common and if in doubt see your dentist.

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Old 02-01-2009, 02:45 PM
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Thanks stu, bibleblack ,

Good to know others have had the same! just looked at the post nasal drip thingy-that could be it bible! there are herbal remedies for this so might give it ago!
new to the forum and have never stopped moaning-SORRY GUYS!!!-****** dumb blond really!!!
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Old 02-01-2009, 02:48 PM
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You don't need to be sorry, help is why we all come here. We give help and take it when we need it.

Your time to help us will come, you will move past your rough bit and before you know it you will be offering advice to others going through what you are now.

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Old 02-01-2009, 03:01 PM
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Hey Shabba
before you go spending on herbal remedies - I've read that there's no cure for this, other than giving it time .. and 1/3 of everyone suffers from it to some degree or another.

The best thread I've seen so far is this :



And the best advice is drinking lots and lots of water.

As I say I've given up coffee to get away from this nasty taste - and that's an addiction I've had for a lot longer than smoking!

If the moderators remove the above link, PM me and I'll send it to you.
Cheers,
Jim

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Old 02-01-2009, 03:12 PM
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Sorry BibleBlack,

As you suspected that link, which is heavily sponsored by Google ads, falls outside of forum rules, so has been removed.
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Old 02-01-2009, 06:44 PM
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You are probably being too rough with your brushing,be careful !heavy brushing can damage the gums and make them recede,try a softer brush.
If your Gums bleed without brushing its a sign of Gum disease.I swear by Co-enzyme Q10 it strengthens the gums
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I think a lot of people have had trouble with bleeding gums just after the quit I know I certainly did. Don't brush quite so hard, try a softer brush, floss every day and use inter dental brushes, You'll have lovely clean gums and pearly white teeth, clear of the nicotine stains!
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I to had problems with bleeding gums but when i spoke to the nic nurse about it she said it was normal as now you are not smoking your blood has extra oxygen it it or something

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