Posted by: WORRIED (please help anyone) urgent!!! | 2004/11/01




My daughter is 6 years old, and suffering from bleeding gums. In the mornings when she brush her teeth the gums is bleeding, and during the day she taste blood in her mouth. This is giving her also bad breath. At first I was thinking she is not brushing properly, but we have come to the conclusion that the gums is the problem. What can I do to help prevent the bleeding and the bad breath.

Please help urgent.

Expert's Reply



There may be an infection of the gums or some diet deficiency. The best advice would be to have it carefully evaluated by your doctor who will prescribe appropriate treatment.

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Posted by: dr anonymous | 2004/11/04

Visit your dentist as well as your paed.

She may be having any of the following or the combination of:
1. Vitamin C deficiency.
2. Over-zealous brushing (electric brush?)
3. Primary Gingivitis with superadded infection.

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Posted by: Purple | 2004/11/03

Suggest you take her to the dentist. Bleeding gums can be a sign of gum disease. However, at her young age, I doubt if this is the cause, so perhaps the dentist can shed some light.

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