My gums have been swollen, irritated and bleeding when I brush my teeth for about a month. They don't look too bad but bother me and hurt. My teeth are stained black in some areas because of long-lasting effects from medicine I took years ago. People look at them and think I'm lazy, but I brush them at least twice a day. Got no tartar.
I tried to brush with different brushes, different toothpaste, not using toothbrushes, using baking soda, nothing helps.
Eating spices like mustard or tomato sauce worsens it temporarily. I don't eat hot spicy food though. I'm vegan and I'm usually in good shape, I eat more than people in general but exercise enough and never had issues with my gums. I'm looking for a dentist but I'm constantly traveling and it doesn't help me.
I'd just like to know WHAT could be causing this!! Any ideas?? I mean my friend's tell me it's not vitamin deficiency, not leukemia and I doubt it's a mouth issue. What's going on with my gums?