Recently, I feel that flossing has become more painful. However, my gums never bleed during the flossing. I have been flossing regularly for a long time. Should this be a cause for concern and what can I do to lessen the pain? The only thing I can think of that would cause this change is that I switched to a sonicare electric brush (but I dont think that would cause gum problems, its supposed to help).

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 24 - July - 2009, at 20:43 PM

  • Some times when you switch to the electric tooth brush, initially as donot have control and your teeth and gums are not used to it, the electric brush do make the gums tender, but it will be fine within a week or two. Try to be more gentle while brushing. If the gums are not bleeding while flossing and you are regular with flossing and brushing then you may not be having gums disease. You can do warm saline rinses 2-3 times a day for a week or two. It will help. For more information on gums diseases you can read the following article from our website http://www.identalhub.com/articlecategory-gum-diseases-9.aspx

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