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Tongue bleeding
Right after I brush and clean my tongue, there are spots of blood on my tongue. After rinsing my mouth, they are gone. There is slight swelling on the sides. No pain.
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Might be normal papilllae that look red when clean. Do not brush too hard or aggressively if its frank blood. Maybe the bristle are too hard or worn out. Try using a tongue cleaner without much force. If it continues please see a dentist.
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It is likely that you're applying too much pressure while brushing your teeth and cleaning your tongue. You should reduce the pressure you apply while brushing the teeth and cleaning the tongue, have vitamin C rich food and do salt water gargle regularly. If the problem persists or worsens visit the dentist at the earliest.
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