Hi, \n\nI’m new to this and I was hoping for some advice! I have an appointment with the dentist coming up but I’m paranoid and wanted to see what everyone thinks. I have always had healthy teeth and just a few weeks ago ..around my left canine tooth it started looking irritated. I immediately panicked and started flossing even more...and using mouthwash twice a day. I was assuming it was bacteria irritating it. I do floss (I try to every day..occasionally I forget but not often) and I brush 2-3 Times/day. I try my best to take care of my teeth. \n\nI’m starting to wonder if it’s just my brushing technique or if it’s something more. Does this look like irritation from brushing too hard? My toothbrush is soft for anyone wondering. There’s no pain with food or cold/hot sensitivity. It just simply only looks red around that one gum line. If I touch it with my finger...I can slightly feel a little irritation but nothing painful.\n\n\nThank you in advance for any advice!