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What toothtbrush should i use if i have sensitive gums?

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Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 26 years experience
Soft toothbrush: Always use a soft toothbrush because medium and hard toothbrush bristles can create crevices in the roots of our teeth. Other things to help sensitive gums: 1) rinse with warm salt water three times a day 2) use peroxyl mouthrinse 3) when you brush your teeth, gently massage the gums 4) floss 'gently' do not pop the floss between your teeth. Visit your dentist if gums continue to be sore.
Dr. Ryan Woodman
Specializes in Dentistry
Extra soft: Use a soft brush or an extra soft post surgical if you can find it. Soften the bristles under warm water instead of cold when you brush. Best of luck!

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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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