Accessible Version
Robert C. Clay, Jr., DDS, Ltd.

What’s with all the new toothpastes claiming to treat gum problems? I thought they always did?

February 14, 2019
Posted By: Robert Clay


So what is it with all these new toothpastes that claim to help treat gingivitis? Didn’t they always do that? Well, not really.  Toothpastes help fight decay with fluoride, but it has always been the brush and floss that removed the bacteria that caused gum problems. Toothpastes didn’t really do anything to fight bacterial growth. But there is a new generation of fluorides that are using a different type of fluoride called “Stannous fluoride” and this new version of an old fluoride is the key.  If you want to learn more, watch the video here.  If you really want to know more about the research, here is a link to some research published by Crest.


We have seen some impressive results with some of these new formulations.  Maybe it is time to make the switch.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. 

If you have difficulty using our website, please email us or call us at (708) 448-0273
View the ADA Accessibility Statement
Our office has moved! We are excited to welcome you to our new office location at 7400 West College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463.