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Best toothpaste if receding gums and enamel?

Best toothpaste if receding gums and enamel?

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 more

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Receding Gums (Definition)

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


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I am having problems with receding gums and tooth sensitivity. What non-abrasive toothpaste should I use?

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 more

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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 more

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Is there a toothpaste out there that treats/repairs gum recession and teeth sensitivity to cold?

Is there a toothpaste out there that treats/repairs gum recession and teeth sensitivity to cold?

Gum recession: Toothpaste will not regrow gums, but some toothpastes are formulated to reduce tooth sensitivity. Recession may be due to improper or overly aggressive brushing, gum disease, and/or malocclusion. Please see a gum/bone specialist, a Periodontist. If teeth malpositioned may also need to see an Orthodontist. There's no OTC that will repair damage that's already been done. ...Read more

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What is best toothpaste for gums n whitening?

What is best toothpaste for gums n whitening?

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 more

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What is a good toothpaste for sensitive gums?

What is a good toothpaste for sensitive gums?

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 more

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What is the reason those powerful toothpastes make gums slough?

What is the reason those powerful toothpastes make gums slough?

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 more

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Is there any toothpaste to treat bleeding gums?

Is there any toothpaste to treat bleeding gums?

No : You need a professional cleaning, advice and proper home care. May need a periodontist (gum specialist.) don't hesitate, can get worse to point where you could lose teeth. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more