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What could be causing my toothpaste to strip the gums from inside my mouth?

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Dr. Douglas Brant
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Gum infection

Should see your denist, sounds like gum infection that usually needs treatment.

In brief: Gum infection

Should see your denist, sounds like gum infection that usually needs treatment.
Dr. Douglas Brant
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Dr. Chetan Mehta
It could also be a tissue reaction to one of the agents in the toothpaste. Again, see your dentist but also try another toothpaste without the extras (ie. do not use a toothpaste that "whitens" or "desensitizes", etc...)
Dr. Joseph Capista
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: An additive

Different toothpastes have different additives.
If you gums are irritated change toothpastes. Preferably a non tartar toothpaste.

In brief: An additive

Different toothpastes have different additives.
If you gums are irritated change toothpastes. Preferably a non tartar toothpaste.
Dr. Joseph Capista
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Dr. Seth Rosen
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Triclosan

We no longer recommend any toothpastes that contain triclosan.
Triclosan is an antibacterial agent used in soaps (hand soaps and shampoo). Somewhere someone decided that it would be a good idea to add it to toothpaste. It is a bad idea because the mouth is too sensitive, as you discovered. We recommend sticking to regular fluoridated toothpaste without whiteners, tartar control, or triclocsan.

In brief: Triclosan

We no longer recommend any toothpastes that contain triclosan.
Triclosan is an antibacterial agent used in soaps (hand soaps and shampoo). Somewhere someone decided that it would be a good idea to add it to toothpaste. It is a bad idea because the mouth is too sensitive, as you discovered. We recommend sticking to regular fluoridated toothpaste without whiteners, tartar control, or triclocsan.
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