Toothpaste for sensitive teeth and gum issues?
February 6, 2014 9:34 PM Subscribe
So I have sensitive teeth as well as a history of gum recession. I had gum grafts done years ago, and they're still not looking too hot, but at least I no longer have excruciating pain whenever something that's not room temperature touches it.
posted by madonna of the unloved to Health & Fitness (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Recently, I've been having some more sensitivity with a few of my back teeth, even though I don't have gum recession there. My dentist told me to use Sensodyne whenever it gets too bad but not to use it continually. I have also used Parodontax in the past but realized it doesn't contain fluoride, so I stopped. I would actually love to hear your opinions on why you do or don't use fluoride, since I have vacillated between toothpaste with fluoride and non-fluoride for too long. I also don't want to use a whitening toothpaste, because I hear that makes sensitivity issues worse. I use a Dr. Collins soft toothbrush and try to brush lightly.
Just looking for that perfect toothpaste, if it exists. I'm not at all picky about flavors. Thank you.