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Uncover the 10 Best Toothbrushes for Receding Gums To Keep Them Protected

by Izabela Kokoszka on May 10, 2024

Uncover the 10 Best Toothbrushes for Receding Gums To Keep Them Protected

Receding gums need special toothbrushes that won’t irrigate them or cause damage and further recession. Some key features include extra soft bristles, tapered bristles, and a mix of long and short bristles. Not all of these features will be seen in electric toothbrushes but not to worry, electric toothbrushes are designed to carefully and gently clean teeth and gums with their low settings, pressure sensitivity warnings and gentle vibrations.

Manual Toothbrushes 

NIMBUS Extra Soft Toothbrushes

These toothbrushes were made by a periodontist to help people with gingivitis or gum recession. They have extra soft bristles to not irritate the gums or cause them to bleed. Nimbus features a combination of longer bristles on the outside and edges of the toothbrush and shorter bristles in the middle. The longer bristles can reach into small areas while the shorter bristles work on removing plaque from common areas. Both sets of bristles are tapered at the ends. A key feature of the Nimbus is that it absorbs less water in the bristles than other brushes which helps them maintain their shape and last longer.


Colgate Gum Expert Ultra Soft

The Gum expert has a unique design with 9 cross sections that bristles are divided up in. The bristles are densely packed, having a count of 6,000 tapered end bristles. With how the toothbrush is shaped its designed to hug the gumline and gently remove plaque. Colgate claims the Gum Expert Ultra Soft has a 6 times better reach than an ordinary flat top toothbrush.


EasyHonor Extra Toothbrush for Sensitive Gums

The EasyHonor toothbrush might just be one of the most densely packed brushes out there. It has more than 20,000 micro fine bristles! With how dense the toothbrush is it holds a better bubble foam than others.  They are described to be as soft as fur, perfect for the most sensitive of gums as the bristles will easily brush over the gums with no irritation and won’t get caught on stitches from dental procedures. The bristles are so thin they measure at 120 micrometers.


Dr. Collins Perio Toothbrush

The Dr. Collins Perio Toothbrush has ultra tapered bristle ends, only 0.173 mm in diameter. These fine bristles can clean deeply and massage the gums. The bristles are made of polyester instead of nylon like most toothbrushes. Polyester bristles are less porous and minimize bacteria growth. This toothbrush is infused with Tea Tree Oil and Magnolia Bark, natural antiseptics that fight bacteria and freshen breath.


Dencle Gum Care Toothbrush

The Dencle Gum Care Toothbrush specializes in cleaning the hidden areas between the teeth and gums. Its ultra fine bristles measure at 0.01mm, spiral in shape, and are doubled layered for better plaque removal. Spiral bristles have a deeper cleaning effect and are gentle on the gums. These bristles are also very flexible and elastic to easily make their way between the gums and teeth. There are three separate sections of bristles to effectively clean each part of the tooth. Dencle’s toothbrushes have 32 ° necks to precisely reach deeper parts of the mouth that are often missed.


Electric Toothbrushes

Philips Sonicare 4100 Power Toothbrush

This toothbrush is considered to be the top electric toothbrush on the market and winner of several awards in 2023. Sensitive gum wise it has features tailored to them. First it has two pressure settings. The toothbrush adjusts pressure intensity from the first day, it start at a lower setting and over the course of 14 days works its way up so the gums have time to get accustomed. It also has a pressure sensor that will let you know if you’re brushing too hard to further protect the gums.

The Phillips toothbrush is aid to remove 7 times more plaque than a manual brush and has a timer for 2 minutes, with reminders to switch brushing each of the four quadrants during those 2 minutes to prevent over or under tooth brushing. The brush is rechargeable with a battery status light.


Waterpik Complete Care 9.0 Sonic Electric Toothbrush with Water Flosser

The Watrepik comes with both a Watrepik and an electric toothbrush combo. Flossing with water removes more plaque and can be gentler on the gums than using string floss which can irritate them. The Waterpik can also floss braces and implants, which is hard to do manually. There are 10 pressure setting for water flossing so even the most sensitive gums can use it on a low setting.

The toothbrush coms in 3 modes, clean, whiten and massage. It has a rotating tip and moves at 31,000 strokes per minute. To ensure you brush for the correct time it has a 2 minute timer and gives off reminders at 30 second marks.

Both the toothbrush and flosser are charged on one dock to save space.


Aquasonic Black Series Ultra Whitening Toothbrush

The Aquasonic gently cleans with sonic vibrations ranging at 40,000 a minute and has shown a reduction and prevention in gingivitis by how effectively it removes plaque. It has 4 brushing mode, one of which is gentle mode for sensitive teeth, Aquasonic mentions this mode also restores gum health. Many users have seen the whitening effects with how well it cleans.

The kit for this toothbrush includes the toothbrush, 8 brush heads to change out, a wireless charging station and a travel case. A charge lasts for 2 weeks so there’s no need to bring along the charger while going on vacation.

A timer is built in to help guide brushing time.


EZZI Sonic Electric Toothbrush

The Ezzi brush is an electric toothbrush that has tapered bristles, meaning it can reach deeply between the teeth and gums with its fine points. The bristles are made of ultra soft bamboo material and infused with charcoal.  It features a blend of longer and shorter bristles that are mixed  in on the brush head.

This toothbrush moves at 42,000 sonic vibrations per minute and runs on a 1500mAh battery that will last for over a month.  


Oral-B Pro 1000

The Oral-B is tailored towards sensitive gums. It has built in sensor that will shut off the toothbrush if too much pressure is being applied. The brush head is much smaller than other brushes and is made in a round shape, its mean to precisely fit over the area of each tooth and brush off plaque between the gums as it pluses over each individual tooth. By being smaller than a regular size brush it can fit where bigger brushes can’t. Brush heads can be customized and come in deep clean, gentle clean, and whitening modes.

This brush comes with quadrant timers that set off alerts every 30 seconds to switch over.

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