Thank you all for posting on here!
Miguelblanco that sounds like my story! I have never, ever had any kind of gum disease before and when I went to the dentist and he told me that I about fell off the chair! That was before I noticed all this other stuff and went to the doctor and found out about possibly having the whole IBD thing (my doctor believes I am in the beginning stages of Crohn's, although the biopsies did not confirm it). Sometimes I do get sores on my gums as well. Sometimes when I floss I will bleed real easily but other times I will not bleed at all. It is weird!
I've had to be very careful about
the types of toothpaste I use. I was going to use that "Tom's of Maine" stuff, but hated the taste of it. I've settled on some old school "Pepsodent." It's white in color, not overly strong and non-whitening. My dentists have said stay away from whitening toothpastes/products by all means for me. Too drying and aggravating. Even plain old Crest paste was making my mouth sore.
It is nice to hear from others that are experiencing the same things, even though it's all so confusing and frustrating too, isn't it?!