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The Tell-Tale Sign You Have Gingivitis

My gums bleed whenever I floss. Is it gingivitis? -Kristina, Orlando, FL

Most likely, yes. Gingivitis, or inflammation of the gums, is super common and rarely painful, so not all sufferers realize they're affected. If you just see tiny spots of blood when flossing, you can usually clear up the problem by sticking to excellent dental hygiene (flossing regularly and brushing your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day) and rinsing with salt water once a day. If the blood keeps coming, see your dentist, stat. In advanced cases, gingivitis can spread into the bones.
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