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What is the best toothpaste for gum disease?

I was diagnosed with gum disease. I want to treat it. What is the best toothpaste for gum disease?

4 Answers

Hello. Treating gum disease requires procedures from your dentist/periodontist and hygienist. They will recommend a proper toothpaste and oral home care regimen based on your individual condition. The severity varies greatly as does the treatment recommendations and products to use at home.
Dr. J
In truth the best toothpaste for gum disease (periodontitis) is the one you use 2x a day!! I like fluoride (sodium fluoride rather than stannous fluoride - less staining) soft bristle brushes (electric brushes better), floss and even a Water Pik. - AND 3-4 month periodontal. Check-ups and cleaning.
Any non abrasive toothpaste is a good choice. (Often whitening toothpastes contain abrasives like silica to get out stain and end up causing sensitivity.) Depending on the severity of the gum disease, home care (toothpaste/floss) isn’t enough to treat it. Many patients will need a deep cleaning, that their hygienist can do, with some local anesthesia (novacaine). If the gum disease/inflammation is purely due to plaque and tartar build up, a good cleaning and follow up care should get you back in shape.
Besides your regular visits at the dental office, Paradontax toothpaste is worth being recommended. It will help minimize bleeding and disinfect your gums. Your toothbrush is a key to success .We highly recommend electric toothbrushes like Sonicare and Oral B.

Monika Tyszkowski, DDS