I quit smoking June 2009 and ever since I quit I have had an issue with my teeth/gums first thing in the morning. I would wake up with dried blood around my lips and this dark brownish/reddish film on a few of my teeth. This is embarrassing as I would have blood stains on my pillows from drooling in my sleep. I don't have a dentist in my area so I checked online for what could be the cause. Gingivitis was the answer I kept getting because of the blood in the mouth. I followed one of the home remedies for it as I started using Listerine on a daily basis (and yes I brush my teeth daily, I have now started to brush my teeth a minimum of twice a day) Now since trying I have noticed for the last month or two, that I'm not waking up blood in my mouth or blood all over my pillows. However I am still waking up with that stuff on some of my teeth. I did read that for the first couple of months after you quit smoking your going to see your lungs clean out the garbage and that could be what the problem is however this is now 10 months later so I am getting worried. Can you please help?