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What is the reason those powerful toothpastes make gums slough?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
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Dr. Gilberto Nunez
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: Too strong
Some toothpaste companies make stronger toothpaste to help remove stains and plaque better but some people might be allergic or sensitive to these products, stop its use but also consult a dentist to make sure it was the toothpaste that cause the gums to become sloughish.

In brief: Too strong
Some toothpaste companies make stronger toothpaste to help remove stains and plaque better but some people might be allergic or sensitive to these products, stop its use but also consult a dentist to make sure it was the toothpaste that cause the gums to become sloughish.
Dr. Gilberto Nunez
Dr. Gilberto Nunez
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Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry
In brief: Chemical irritation
These toothpastes may contain powerful chemicals or chemicals that you are sensitive to that would cause the outer surface of your gums to become so irritated that i can slough off .
Stop using those products.

In brief: Chemical irritation
These toothpastes may contain powerful chemicals or chemicals that you are sensitive to that would cause the outer surface of your gums to become so irritated that i can slough off .
Stop using those products.
Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dr. Dennis Kelley
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Dr. Joy Poskozim
Or a too hard toothbrush is being used. ALWAYS use a soft manual toothbrush and/or Sonicare electric toothbrush that is pressure sensitive so you can't press too hard on the gums.
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