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I am looking for a toothpaste for sensitive gums and dry mouth

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The version of Colgate I was using was discontinued and the replacement causes mouth sores. 

I use Sensodyne or Biotene gel currently. 

Please and thank you for any suggestions for a paste (to mix with the gel I use)

 

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Re: I am looking for a toothpaste for sensitive gums and dry mouth

I've been using the sensodyne and Biotin for years...maybe ask your dentist, or hygienist...they would know!

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Re: I am looking for a toothpaste for sensitive gums and dry mouth

@AKgirl

I asked my dentist and he was the one to give me samples of the new Colgate. I called and told him about the mouth sores. Dentist didn't have any suggestions for a paste.

Thank you for the suggestion😀

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Re: I am looking for a toothpaste for sensitive gums and dry mouth

Try baking soda

 

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Re: I am looking for a toothpaste for sensitive gums and dry mouth

I've had good results with aquafresh sensitive, but it doesn't have a whitener.  I use the pens.

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Re: I am looking for a toothpaste for sensitive gums and dry mouth

@butterfly123, For sensitive gums you might want to try the Natural Dentist toothpaste and mouthwash.  If not available locally you can find it at drugstore.com and Amazon.  You can add a pea sized amount to other toothpaste.  It has echinachea and other herbs.

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Re: I am looking for a toothpaste for sensitive gums and dry mouth

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I have great results with Crest Sensi-Relief. Really works for my senstive gums and teeth.

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Re: I am looking for a toothpaste for sensitive gums and dry mouth

I suffered with sensitive teeth for years, using Sensodyne, whatever.  It was terrifically painful when I had my teeth cleaned. At times I even had them numb my mouth first.  DH gave me a tube of Aim, the cheapest thing in the store, about 1.00 for a giant tube.  Of course I figured this wasn't good enough.  But sure enough, my problems slowly ceased.  There are no "good" or "bad" additives to this gel, obviously I am allergic to certain things that don't bother most people. Teeth cleanings are much easier to take, and I don't have to worry about the carcinogen Triclosan that is in some of these products. 

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Re: I am looking for a toothpaste for sensitive gums and dry mouth

If you have sensitive gums that is different than sensitive teeth.  Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is often suggested for gum issues.  It can stain your teeth.

 

Another thing to consider is gel toothpaste can clog your drain.

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Re: I am looking for a toothpaste for sensitive gums and dry mouth

I use Sensodyne ProEnamel...works great, and I have had no problems with any adverse reactions.