Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Dr. Gingiva Toothpaste: A Review

A Toothpaste for Sensitive Gums

Dr. Gingiva Toothpaste: A Review
Photo © B. Radisavljevic
It's hard to review a product as ordinary as toothpaste.  I'm not one of those cheery TV promoters that gets really bubbly about everyday household products. I use them and when I like a product, I keep using it.

I have difficult teeth with deep pockets in my gums that need special deep cleaning every three months. The process of brushing my teeth often leaves me with bleeding gums around my worst tooth.  In the past few months I have tried many different kinds of toothpastes.

A Search for the Right Toothpaste


I used to use The Dirt regularly for a long time. It's a toothpowder which I reviewed about a year ago here. I didn't get any new cavities during that year, but my gums started bleeding on and off near my problem tooth as the deep pocket got harder to clean. So after I ran out of my last order of The Dirt, I decided to try the sample packs of toothpaste my dentist was giving away.

First I tried Colgate Enamel Health Fresh Mint Flavor. I really enjoyed its cool flavor. Like The Dirt, it was supposed to strengthen my tooth enamel and polish my teeth. But also like The Dirt, it it did not address bleeding gums. Still I went looking for it on Amazon because I really liked the taste. When I got to Amazon I discovered Dr. Gingiva Toothpaste in the suggested products. I started comparing ingredients.

What's Different about Dr. Gingiva Toothpaste?


Colgate Enamel Health's active ingredient is sodium fluoride. The active ingredient in Dr. Gingiva is stannous fluoride. According to the Oral B web site information, of the two, only stannous fluoride protects against tartar buildup, gingivitis, erosion, and sensitivity. It also protects the teeth against plaque buildup by keeping plaque from sticking to the teeth. It keeps the bacteria that cause gingivitis from breeding in your mouth.

Another thing that made me want to try this was the addition of Chinese herbs that also addressed gum health. It's flavored with spearmint -- my very favorite mint, so I was pretty sure I would like using it. The customer reviews were almost all favorable, so I went ahead and ordered one package. I could have gotten a sale price by ordering four before June 15, 2019, but I wanted to be sure I liked it first.

My order came three days ago. Dr. Gingiva agrees with my mouth so far. I like the taste. My teeth feel very clean. So far my gums are not bleeding, but only time will tell if that lasts. They didn't bleed every day before -- only sometimes.

I do want to share two other things you should know. First, there is a warning that your teeth may take on a slight greenish tinge that a dentist would be able to remove. So far that hasn't bothered the reviewers.

The other thing you should know is that the reviewers are very motivated to give positive reviews. The company offers a reward of two free tubes of toothpaste, including tubes of their other brands -- Teagrance for bad breath and LMZ Herbal for toothache treatment. The customer chooses. So keep that in mind when you read the reviews. Of course, if one doesn't like the toothpaste, one probably wouldn't want more of it -- even if it's free. My offer came with my order. I did not receive any free toothpaste. I paid for the tube I'm reviewing here. Instructions for reviewing the product on Amazon came with my order.

Disclaimer: This product has not been proven to prevent or cure any disease. If you need oral health advice, be sure to consult your dentist or oral hygienist..





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12 comments:

  1. Dr. Gingiva Toothpaste sounds like it would be quite helpful for oral health. I hope it proves to be such for you. Thanks for the helpful information.

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    1. Yesterday I had a deep teeth cleaning. I have a problem with receding gums and deep pockets.It's been over six months since I last had my teeth cleaned, and I was afraid things would have gotten much worse since I had had to cancel my February appointment. To my great joy and surprise, the hygienist' measurements actually showed that the pockets weren't as deep as in my last exam. I had no idea that could happen -- that I could actually improve. I told her about the ingredients in D. Gingiva, and she said they were just right to address my condition.

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  2. I hope this Dr. Gingiva toothpaste helps with your gum problem. It does kind of bother me that the company is basically soliciting reviews, though. It is one thing to remind people how much a review helps a seller but to offer products for reviews seems a bit against the TOS of Amazon.

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    1. I'm wondering about that myself. I suppose we don't really know how many other companies do this when they ship themselves instead of using Amazon to ship. I did disclose this here because I wanted my readers to know that all the positive reviews that did influence me to try the product might have have been rewarded with free product. But the product itself is what it is, whether reviews are good or bad.

      If the only reward is more of the product free, why would one want more of what one didn't like? A cash reward might be more likely to cause people to lie about it. How many times, when you are busy, do you get an email from Amazon asking you to review a product you just received and you don't do it, even though you liked the product? I'm afraid when I get busy, I'm sometimes guilty of skipping the reviewing. When you have a product the public hasn't heard of much before, I can see why the manufacturer might be tempted to offer an incentive for writing a review.

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  3. Having sensitive teeth or bleeding gums can certainly be a problem. I occasionally have bleeding gums, but I have always treated them by rinsing with warm salt water. I'll be interested to see if you like this toothpaste after prolonged use.

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    1. I'm also waiting to see that. Now that I know the results are measurable, I'll be more eager than usual to get my next deep cleaning and new measurements. So far I haven't had the same irritation to my gums as some products I've tried have caused. Of course I also don't know if any supplement I'm taking may have influenced that good report I got yesterday rather than any toothpaste product I have been using. I'm just encouraged that the condition can improve. I don't think my diet has changed much since the last cleaning and my oral hygiene hasn't changed that much either.

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  4. Thanks for sharing this toothpaste brand, which I had never heard of before. I really like the fact that it has stannous fluoride (although I admit I'm a bit leery of the greenish tinge). I hope this helps with your bleeding gums and sensitivity. Maybe you can post a follow-up review after you've had a chance to use this consistently for a few months.

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    1. I will probably update this after I've more experience with it. I'll let readers know if my teeth are greening, if my gums improve, etc. I had never heard of this toothpaste before, either. I also may do a bit more research on the Chinese herbal ingredients. I know my dentist approved of the main ingredient, stannous fluoride.

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  5. Curious to see if you like this long term. It's hard to find products that work for oral health when we have specific needs. It can be frustrating. Good review!

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    1. It is frustrating. Unfortunately, it does take time to tell if there is improvement after using any sort of health product. It's even harder when you start using three new products at once. But I doubt if the new nutritional supplements are involved in the improvement, since I've been using them about as long as this toothpaste. Only time will tell.

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  6. Oh this toothpaste sounds like it could be a game changer for many people who suffer from bleeding gums. Thank goodness I am not in that category yet, but that is subject to change as well. Thanks for giving me an alternative to what is currently out there.

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