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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.
Dr. David May
Dentistry 30 years experience
Saltwater: I would try a saltwater rinse. If the gums are not soothed by this go to your dentist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 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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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.
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What is a good whitening product to use if you have sensitive gums?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 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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What can I do if I have sensitive gums?

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Dr. John DeWolf
Dentistry 40 years experience
Oral hygiene: Make sure you are properly brushing and cleaning inter-dentally. If you are over or under doing it you could have sensitivity. Electric toothbrushes can be helpful for thorough and non-traumatic cleaning. If there is bleeding in your gums and it's been awhile since you've had a professional cleaning, it's time to get that done.

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