Many people face bad or sensitive gums. There are a number of reasons you may experience bad or sensitive gums. Brushing too hard, improper flossing techniques, infection, or gum disease mary all cause gum sensitivity. Hormone changes and vitamin K deficiency may also lead to sensitive or bad gums.
Recently, a patient asked us what mouthwash we recommend for bad or sensitive gums. This is a great question as many people find mouthwash ingredients irritating, especially if they have sensitive gums. We suggest an alcohol free mouthwash as it can help you avoid a burning sensation will still giving you the chance to reap the health benefits of mouthwash.
One of our favorite mouthwashes for sensitive gums is the Sensodyne Mouthwash for Sensitive Teeth. It’s specifically formulated for people with sensitive teeth and gums. It contains a special liquid that features potassium chloride. Potassium chloride has been clinically proven to strengthen sensitive teeth and improve gum health.
You can purchase the Sensodyne Mouthwash for Sensitive Teeth in a 300 ml bottle pack at your local drugstore or online. Another mouthwash we consider ideal for sensitive gums is the Crest Pro-Health Multiprotection Rinse. It kills most of the germs that cause plaque, gum disease, and bad breath. In addition, it’s available in clean mint and cool wintergreen flavors. It can be purchased at your local drugstore or online.
It’s important to note that mouthwash should be used in conjunction with regular brushing and flossing. It is not a substitute for brushing and flossing. It should be viewed as a great addition to a brushing and flossing routine.
Contact Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
For more information on the best mouthwash for bad or sensitive gums, schedule an appointment at our Ashburn, VA office. Call us at (703) 757-0833 today. We look forward to hearing from you!