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What is a good toothpaste for sensitive gums?

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Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 22 years experience
Floridex: Gums are not sensitive or should not be. If it really is a painful sensation when you touch you gums the they are inflamed because of bacterial plaque and you need to get your teeth cleaned professionally. If at the junction of your gum and teeth are sensitive that is due to either recession of your gums or some breakage of enamel at near the gum area. All of which cause sensitivity specially to.
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 20 years experience
ADA Seal of Approval: Other than going to your dentist every 6 months, different toothpastes can cause sensitivity so it might behoove you to try different ones that the ada approves and find one that doesn't cause sensitivity to your teeth.
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Cosmetic Dentistry 33 years experience
Yes.: Toothpaste isn't the answer. If the gums are sensitive due to plaque and tartar build-up causing inflammation and bleeding, get your teeth thoroughly cleaned and then brush and carefully floss every day. If the gums are just generally sensitive but otherwise healthy, try massaging them with a clean washcloth dampened with warm water every night before bed.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What is good for sensitive gums?

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Dr. Behram Dalal
Dentistry 31 years experience
Sensitive gums: Result from under stimulated gums. Best to use a mechanical toothbrush like an oral b triumph and also a waterpik. Used properly, in a couple of weeks as the gums start to get healthier, its bye-bye sensitive gums.

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