Choosing a Gingivitis Toothpaste

Brushing your teeth with anti-gingivitis toothpaste can help in the fight against gum disease. Red, swollen and bleeding gums are signs of gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease. If you’ve noticed gingivitis symptoms or your dentist has alerted you to them, it’s time to treat your gum disease before it gets worse.

 

Left untreated, gingivitis can develop into a more serious form of gum disease called periodontitis, which can lead to gum recession and tooth loss. That’s why it’s important to choose the best gingivitis toothpaste – one that removes plaque and keeps gum disease symptoms at bay.

 

The good news is that using specialty parodontax toothpastes can assist you in maintaining good oral health while helping to prevent gingivitis.

Stannous Fluoride

Stannous Fluoride

One of the main causes of bleeding gums is the buildup of plaque bacteria. Stannous fluoride is a chemical compound that helps kill bacteria in the mouth. It’s also the active ingredient in parodontaxTM, a toothpaste specially formulated with stannous fluoride to remove and kill plaque, prevent dental cavities, and is clinically proven to help reduce bleeding gums.

Stannous Fluoride

Triclosan

Some toothpastes in the US use an ingredient known as triclosan, which has been shown to help prevent gingivitis. It should be noted that parodontaxTM does not contain this ingredient.

Stannous Fluoride

Enjoyable Flavor

When you enjoy the flavor of your toothpaste, it’s much easier to stick to good oral care routines. Flavors like Clean Mint and Extra Fresh from parodontaxTM leave your mouth feeling clean and your breath fresh, while the stannous fluoride keeps your gums healthy.

What Causes Gingivitis?

Dental plaque is the most common cause of gingivitis.i This sticky, transparent film of bacteria can build up on and between your teeth, particularly around the gum line, causing irritation.ii This leads to redness, inflammation and bleeding – the early signs of gingivitis.iii

 

If you don’t remove the plaque through regular brushing and flossing, it can harden into a tough substance called tartar. Unlike plaque, tartar can’t be removed by brushing or flossing. It can only be removed by your dentist or hygienist using professional dental tools.ii

What to Look for in a Gingivitis Toothpaste

If caught early, gingivitis can be reversed. Choosing the right toothpaste is an essential part of gingivitis treatment and prevention.

 

The best toothpaste for gingivitis both treats existing symptoms and protects you from further gum disease.

 

Choose a toothpaste containing stannous fluoride – a chemical compound that helps kill bacteria in the mouth to prevent plaque from forming.v It’s the active ingredient in parodontax, an anti-gingivitis toothpaste specially formulated to remove and kill plaque bacteria and prevent dental cavities. It is also clinically proven to help reduce bleeding gums.

 

parodontax also works to strengthen teeth and keep the seal between gums and teeth tight, helping to protect against gum disease.iv

 

When you enjoy the flavor of your toothpaste, it’s easier to stick to good oral care routines. parodontax toothpaste is available in a range of flavors, leaving your gums healthy, your mouth feeling clean and your breath fresh.

parodontax Toothpastes

parodontax Toothpastes for Gingivitis:

How to Use parodontax Toothpaste

  • Use parodontax fluoride toothpaste twice daily every day to help protect your gums, prevent cavities, and keep your breath fresh.
  • Brush at least twice a day for two minutes.
  • Hold your brush at a 45-degree angle and gently brush in a circular motion along the gum line to remove plaque.
  • Continue by brushing all tooth surfaces and your tongue. 

Floss daily to remove plaque and food particles from hard-to-reach areas between your teeth. Slide the floss up and down the side of each tooth and along the gum line to remove trapped food debris and plaque.

The odor-causing bacteria in plaque will continue to build up on your teeth throughout the day, which is why a gum-specific toothpaste is essential. With twice daily brushing, parodontax will continue to protect your gums from bacteria.

Prevent Gingivitis From Returning

Controlling and treating is gingivitis is relatively simple with the help of a gum-specific toothpaste such as parodontax. parodontax toothpaste is three times more effective at removing plaque, the main cause of bleeding gums.*

Using the best toothpaste for gingivitis is just one part of your oral care. Remember to visit your dentist and hygienist every six months. These dental care professionals will remove any tartar and plaque that have built up on your teeth. If you are showing signs of gingivitis, the dentist may recommend more frequent cleaning sessions as well as provide advice on improving your daily oral hygiene routine.

*Compared to a sodium monofluorophosphate toothpaste, after a professional cleaning and regular brushing.

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  1. Causes and treatment of gingivitis. Medical News Today. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/241721.php. Accessed 23/10/19. 
  2. Gum Disease Causes. NHS. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/gum-disease/causes/. Accessed 23/10/19.
  3. Causes and treatment of gingivitis. Medical News Today. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/241721.php. Accessed 23/10/19.
  4. How parodontax Toothpaste Works. parodontax. https://www.parodontax.com/gum-health/the-parodontax-difference/how-parodontax-works/. Accessed 21/10/19.
  5. Antimicrobial effects of a stannous fluoride toothpaste in distinct oral microenvironments. NCBI. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30797255. Accessed 18/12/19.

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