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Why do my gums bleed when I brush my teeth?

Q:Why do my gums bleed when I brush my teeth? A:Bleeding gums usually indicate that you have a chronic infection called gingivitis.   Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego area for over 20 years. www.michaelmaksimdds.com   View Larger Map

What is the proper treatment for gingivitis?

Q:What is the proper treatment for gingivitis? A:Gingivitis is treated with frequent dental cleanings, including laser treatment, and proper home care. Home care includes brushing twice and flossing once daily.   Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego area for over 20 years. www.michaelmaksimdds.com   View Larger . . . Read more

How should I select a toothpaste?

Q:How should I select a toothpaste? A:I recommend a fluoride containing toothpaste. Collegate and Crest regular are good. New remineralizing toothpastes which contain calcium are also good.   Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego area for over 20 years. www.michaelmaksimdds.com   View Larger Map