i have been having this discomfort since last year. i have visited 3 different dentist and none of them have answered my question as i expected. i believe that i have gum desease from what i have read from lots of websites . when i brush my teeth i bleed always a litlle bit. and i dont if that is normal and i have in two of the front teeth black lines , looks like cavity. but its not. two weeks ago i put my braces on, and the doctor that i have didnt say anything about infection or anything. and so worry because i dont whats that. i dont want my mouth to be infected. please help me figure out what is it. and where can i get help , what can i do.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 27 - March - 2009, at 10:15 AM

  • Little bleeding while brushing is normal if there is not pain and swelling in the gums. Sometimes bleeding is there while brushing if one has not brushed at night or some food is impacted. Further the black lines can be the stains if they are not cavity and these stains can be due to beverages ie. coffee, coke and sometimes because of some medicines like iron tonic etc. If your dentist has not mentioned anything about infection then you should not worry but maintain good oral hyg and visit your dentist after every 6 months.

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