When it comes to mouthwashes, there are a myriad of options available. While most of us still have the “no pain, no gain” mentality when we think of a good rinse, it’s important to realize that there are different mouthwashes for different mouths. Those who have sensitive or irritated gums can actually experience more harm than good from an overly harsh mouthwash. Just because you can “feel the burn” when you rinse doesn’t necessarily mean you are getting the best clean for your gums, especially if they are sensitive or diseased.
Here are a few of the best mouthwash for gums, designed to specifically target gum tissue without causing unnecessary irritation.
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Colgate Total Gum Health Mouthwash – Clean Mint
Colgate’s mouthwash is now 45% stronger than their previous formula. This solution kills 99% of bacteria on contact, and targets bacteria found between the teeth on the gums. Total Gum Health mouthwash freshens the breath, and keeps your mouth protected from gingivitis causing bacteria for up to 12 hours. For those who have trouble keeping their gums free from bacteria through brushing and flossing, this mouthwash is a great addition to your dental hygiene regime.
Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Antigingivitis Rinse – Peppermint Twist
This rinse is designed to naturally clean the gums, using herbs rather than the alcohol bases that are used by most leading brands. It cleans without the sting and helps sore, receding, or inflamed gums to heal while ridding them of disease causing bacteria.
TheraBreath PerioTherapy Healthy Gums
Pre-existing medical conditions and hormonal imbalances can cause oral problems, leading to diseased gums and bad breath. TheraBreath’s PerioTherapy uses a zinc based formula to “neutralize” bacteria and Tea Tree Oil to rejuvenate damaged gum tissue. This solution is perfect for those who are sensitive to harsh chemical compounds as it has no artificial flavors or dyes, and has a very gentle, non-abrasive formula base to keep gum inflammation down.
Listerine Advanced Defence Gum Treatment for Gingivitis
Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) is what causes the mouth to become sensitive to brushing and flossing. Without proper treatment, the gums bleed easily upon brushing, and gum disease can set in. Listerine’s Advanced Defence formula actually puts a protective coating around the gums to keep them clean and protected from new bacteria entering in. This formula also helps firm up the gums so that they do not readily bleed when being cleaned. If you can withstand an alcohol based product, and have severe gingivitis, this may be the perfect rinse to try.
Crest Pro-Health Multi-Protection Refreshing Mouthwash
For those who want a very affordable mouthwash that still delivers results, this is a great rinse. It is a gentle solution, and doesn’t have the same sting as other leading name brands while still protecting the mouth from bad bacteria. This is a good solution to use for those who have relatively healthy mouths, and simply want to maintain good oral hygiene at an affordable price.
If you struggle with gum health, it is recommended that you add a good mouthwash to your dental hygiene routine to prevent further tissue damage. There is no need to break the bank over mouthwash, but be sure to research and discover the mouthwash that is best for your gums.