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Toothpaste For Receding Gums
ADA Seal: There are many good toothpastes on the market (have ada seal). None are meant specifically for gum recession, but there are many that can help reduce the hot and cold, sweet and sour sensitivity associated with recession. Also extremely important not to use a very abrasive toothpaste or hard/medium toothbrush--use only a soft tooth brush. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Receding gums, also known as gingival recession, is the loss of gum volume due most commonly to gingivitis (inflammation of the gums). Other causes of gum recession include inherited genes, aggressive tooth brushing, tobacco and other drug use, as well as vitamin ...Read more
I am having problems with receding gums and tooth sensitivity. What non-abrasive toothpaste should I use?
Gum recession: Please see a dentist about your receeding gums. Brushing too hard can be traumatic to gum tissue but there are also other causes that need to be addressed. Your bite, teeth grinding and clenching and periodontal disease will cause your gums to recede and need to be treated by a dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can the general statement be made that adults needing toothpaste for sensitive teeth have some degree of gum recession = a periodontal issue?
Not always: Most often sensitivity is due to to root exposure from recession. Not all recession is due to periodontal disease, and often people with recession have very healty gums, otherwise. Sensitivity can be caused by other sources such as enamel loss, overbrushing, diets high in acid foods, cavities, grinding or bite discrepencies. Desensitizing toothpaste may be sufficient for symptoms, but not always. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is their any kind of mouthwash or tooth paste to help stop or restore receding gums? Hey their I have a question one of my tooth gum is receding an now my other tooth gum is receding. Is their any kind of mouthwash or tooth paste to help stop or restore r
Not one is best...: Toothpastes that whiten have just a tiny amount of whitening chemicals in them to claim "whitening" some people get sensitive teeth and bothered gums by these toothpastes. We really don't need toothpaste but it does taste good when we brush. As for gums...There are a group of pastes that can help your gums a little too. Best treatment is brush well, floss and get regular checkups. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have bleeding stink gums at crowns . I used lacalut toothpaste for 7months and got better , but when I stopped using it the problem returned .
Harsh chemicals.: Some of the toothpastes out there will, in some people, cause sloughing of the gum. If this happens to you, i would recommend a toothpaste without sodium laurel sulfate, the most common ingredient to cause side effects, although whitening toothpastes can do it because of the whitening ingredient as well! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have extremely sensitive painful gums and the dentist prescribed toothpaste but its not helping?
See your dentist: If it is your gums that are painful/sensitive, you may have a condition called anug which is treated by gum treatment not toothpaste. If your teeth are sensitive and toothpaste is not helping, there are other treatments available that a dentist can apply to the teeth to help the sensitivity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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