When I go to the dentist and the hygienist does her thing of saying numbers to the assistant about how my gums are doing, I usually have a lot of 3 and 4′s which means my gums aren’t that great even though I floss and brush every day. I wanted to try out this toothpaste and see if it helped the next time I went back to the dentist.
I used the toothpaste every day for a couple of months. It helped and hindered my gums, I think. I went back to the dentist because I thought I had a cavity. Whenever I ate something extremely sweet and it touched what felt like a certain tooth, my whole mouth would be in pain. I thought for sure it was a couple of cavities.
The hygienist did her counting of numbers thing. I DID have less 3′s and 4′s and more 2′s. So I think the toothpaste helped in that way. But I think it also helped too much. I did not have cavities. I had recessed gums on a few of my teeth. If you have ever experienced that, it is very painful. I think the toothpaste worked too well. The dentist obviously did not know I was using basically an unknown toothpaste, but he recommended I start brushing with a sensitive toothpaste and it has helped. He also said it could be the way I brush my teeth. I may brush too hard or not in circles. I don’t really think it is that because I have brushed my teeth the same way for 30 years and this just shows up when I switch toothpastes?
So, I probably will not be brushing with the doTERRA On Guard Toothpaste again. If I do, maybe it will be a once-a-week thing.
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