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A 41-year-old member asked:

What is good for sensitive gums?

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Dr. Behram Dalal
32 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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Dr. David May
Dentistry 31 years experience
Saltwater: I would try a saltwater rinse. If the gums are not soothed by this go to your dentist.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Sensitive gums: Gums themselves should not be sensitive unless diseased. If gums recede, tooth roots become exposed and that can be quite sensitive. Best to see your General Dentist for an examination and status report on the health of both your teeth and their supporting tissues. Treatment will vary depending on the cause. Don't try to manage this on your own, get professional help.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is a good toothpaste for sensitive gums?

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Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 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.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is a good whitening product to use if you have sensitive gums?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Nothing too strong: First have your dentist determine why your gums are so sensitive. After that, you can use something as simple as a medicated whitening toothpaste. If it is your teeth that are sensitive, then flouride can be applied first to help desensitize them. You may them be able to have them whitened with a stronger product.
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