When you’re standing in the toothpaste aisle, you’ll notice there are toothpastes for just about every need and personal preference. Looking at the many choices, it can be hard to tell which one is the best toothpaste for your gums. We’re going to offer a little guidance to help you when you’re searching for a toothpaste that can protect your gums from issues such as receding gums, bleeding gums, general gum sensitivity and gingivitis.
Bleeding Gums can occur for many reasons. It could be signs of early-stage gum disease, or gingivitis. The bacteria that normally live in your mouth build up and form a sticky film on your teeth, called plaque. When you don't remove it by brushing well, it can make your gums swell up, turn red, and bleed. Other reasons include stress, pregnancy or certain medications. Lastly, a common problem is you are brushing with a hard-bristled toothbrush, which can be rough on your gums or applying too much pressure when brushing. Switch to a softer bristled brush head or an electric toothbrush with a pressure sensor. Also, floss daily to prevent gum disease and keep your gums from bleeding.
In addition to flossing and brushing with softer bristles, the type of toothpaste you use can play a significant role in maintaining your gum health. For a well-rounded gum care routine, brush with a specialized toothpaste that can help prevent gum issues such as bleeding gums and gum disease. Reinforce your gum health by brushing daily with Crest ProHealth Advanced Gum Restore toothpaste. It restores gums back to health in 7 days by promoting healing at the gum line with a unique Amino Acid formula for clinically proven healthier gums.
Gum recession is a common dental problem. It’s the process in which the gum tissue surrounding the teeth wears away, or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth, or the tooth's root making it easy for disease-causing bacteria to build up. If left untreated, the supporting tissue and bone structures of the teeth can be severely damaged and may ultimately result in tooth loss. If you experience symptoms of receding gums, see your dental professional right away for proper diagnosis and treatment. To help alleviate the sensitivity symptoms of receding gums, you can try brushing with a toothpaste that can help reduce discomfort and sensitivity along the gum line.
Gum Sensitivity 80% of sensitivity starts at the gum line and it’s something millions of Americans experience daily. And since the pain from sore gums isn’t usually very severe and is such a common problem, many people don’t pay it much attention. But sore gums could be an early sign of gum disease. Fortunately, addressing sore gums isn’t difficult, especially if you catch it during the early stages. Try brushing twice daily with Crest Gum and Sensitivity and get relief within days.
When you want to help prevent gingivitis, you should look for a toothpaste with proven gum health benefits, like the line of Crest Gum Detoxify products. These products are specially formulated to target your gum line, where millions of harmful plaque bacteria can build up, eventually leading to gingivitis and even gum disease.
Crest Gum Detoxify Gives You Clinically Proven Healthier Gums By:
- Neutralizing plaque bacteria around your gum line
- Penetrating hard-to-reach places
- Preventing gingivitis
- Reversing early signs of gum disease
For gingivitis treatment that’s been proven as effective as chlorhexidine (a prescription treatment), you may also want to consider two breakthrough daily 2-step system like Crest Gum Detoxify + Whitening, which both provide gingivitis protection, in addition to noticeable whitening benefits.†
Adding an anti-gingivitis mouthwash to your gum disease prevention plan can make a huge difference. Remember to choose the best mouthwash for gingivitis that is right for you. Crest® PRO-HEALTH® Multi-Protection Mouthwash is an excellent complement to Crest® PRO-HEALTH® Advanced Toothpaste—it kills 99% of the germs* that cause plaque, gingivitis, and bad breath, without the burn of alcohol.
*In laboratory tests.
†At 3 weeks of treatment.
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