Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What Is The Best Toothpaste For Bleeding Gums?

Question:  What Is The Best Toothpaste For Bleeding Gums?

Before we can answer that question it is important to understand a few things.

1. Bleeding gums are often a sign of gum disease.  You need to go see a periodontist or dentist to get
that checked out.  In more rare circumstances it could be the sign of something more sinister.  Best to get it check out right away.

2. Gum disease is something that afflicts about 75 % of the population according to many dental professionals.  Just ask any dental hygienist, they see this all day long.  3 out of every 4 People is a huge amount of the population.

3. Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss.  Therefore, it is in your best interest to take care of this problem right away.

4.  It is the belief of this author that while certain toothpaste may be more helpful than others, it is not likely that it is going to solve the problem of gum disease or bleeding gums by itself.

Your end goal is to get something called 'periodontal pockets' down to 3mm or below.  Your dentist can measure these for you.

One toothpaste that may be helpful is the one you see pictured to your right.

However, please see above, a toothpaste alone is not likely to be the sole solution to this problem.

This particular toothpaste contains the following ingredients:

1. Water (Aqua),  - self explantory, it's water.

2.Hydrated Silica,  - for cleaning teeth better.

3. Sorbitol, - a sugar that is as easy for the bacteria to utilize, but some bacteria still can and others can under the right circumstances.

4. Glycerin (from vegetable sources)

5. Tetrapotassium Pyrophosphate,  - This is for fighting plaque build up.  

6.  Xylitol,  - This is a sugar that the bacteria definitely can NOT use.  They try to consume it and they generally die as a result.   Good stuff.  

7. Sodium Fluoride (0.24%),   No comment.  Some people don't like this ingredient, others do not care that it is present.  Some doctors will tell you that this will help to kill bacteria.   You should do your own research and decide what you believe about fluoride for yourself.  

8. Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate,  A cleansing agent that is less harsh and drying to the mouth than Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

9. Sodium Chlorite,

10. Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil,  Peppermint has anti-bacterial qualities and is one of three that many alternative healers consider good for this type of problem.

11. Zinc Gluconate (ZincRx),  zinc is believed to be healthy for and supportive of healthy gum tissue.

12. Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice,  This is Aloe Vera.

13.  Sodium Benzoate,   A Preservative.

14. Ubiquinone (CoEnzyme Q10).  Generally speaking,  CoEnzyme Q10 is believed to be supportive of healthy gum tissue.

So this is not a bad toothpaste to be utilizing.  However, once again, I wish to stress that if you have bleeding gums, you should be under the care of a dentist or periodontist.

You can find this toothpaste here.   
There is one tool that I think is actually very helpful.   Many people have used it and have seen a beneficial improvement in the health of their gums.

 You can read about this tool here.     

In any case, your hygienist or dentist can measure those periodontal pockets for you and tell you if you have made improvements or not.


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