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Bleeding Gums?

I brush my 1 year old DD's teeth with a 0-2 year toothbrush. Just like an adult one, but mini. I noticed her gums started to bleed a little last night, and now I'm a bit worried. Has this ever happened to anyone else?


Asked by Anonymous at 3:50 PM on Mar. 20, 2009 in Kids' Health

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Answers (2)
  • I'm a dental hygienist. It's not gingivitis in a 1 year old. She most likely has new teeth that are almost ready to erupt. Don't worry about it - it's normal. The tissue (gums) become thinner as the new teeth begin to break through. Continue brushing her teeth as usual she'll be fine.

    Answer by PrttyMstng at 12:39 AM on Mar. 21, 2009

  • Sounds like gingavitis (sp?). I would take her to the dentist.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:52 PM on Mar. 20, 2009