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sdgibs01 posted:
Yesterday I spent alot of time cleaning my teeth. I used a combo of peroxide and water about 4 times as well as listerine. I may have brushed too vigorously but I had cut the gum at the base of one of my lower teeth. It had bled for a while but eventually stopped and I had gone to sleep. I woke up today to find a white area surrounding the tooth that had the cut on it near the gumline. It does not hurt at all but obviously does not look normal. Could someone please tell me what this is and what remedies I can use to resolve it as I do not have insurance. I am really worried it is cancer.
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db2kp responded:
Why were you using peroxide and water? Were you having a problem that you had to brush your teeth for a long time? Soft toothbrush, medium or hard? You cut your gum, and rinsed with peroxide, so there's a white mark on your gums from the peroxide. It should go away. Just use warm salt water rinses. Only use a soft toothbrush so you can brush you gums as well as your teeth. Don't press down when you brush. If your toothbrush is flaring out, then, you're brushing too hard. D
 
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gibso responded:
I used the hydrogen peroxide and water because i thought it would help clean my teeth.


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