My gums in one particular area used to be red, bleed when brushing (not always) and they didn't seem as firm as they should be. So I went to my dentist and got a deep cleaning done. They cleaned right under all the gum line and removed all the tartar build up. Since then I purchased a electric toothbrush and begun brushing twice a day (prior was only of a morning) and flossing daily as well as rinsing with a saline solution. My gums have firmed up and are now tight around my teeth, they never bleed either. However, my gums are still slightly red. They are not blood red as they were before, but you can still see they are darker around some teeth. I had another dentist appointment today and asked them and they said as long as it's not bleeding or sore then they;re okay. I just wanted a second opinion. Here's a photo of my gums. I should also say I got a full mouth xray done and there wasn't any sign of bone loss etc.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 20 - January - 2012, at 02:20 AM

  • Your gums are healthy. If there is no bleeding on brushing and gums are not swollen, then it means that gums are healthy. Swollen and bleeding gums are first symptoms of gum infections. Normal color of gums is coral pink but they can get bloody red in case of gum infections and if the oral hygiene of the patient is not good. Continue maintaining good oral hygiene to have healthy gums. After every 6 months, you can visit your dentist to get dental cleaning done. For more info on good oral hygiene, refer to…..

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