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Depends: Origin of pain can be from nerve (pulp) or associated with gum (periodontal). If a root of tooth is exposed, the tooth may be sensitive, and desensitizing toothpaste may take months to alleviate sensitivity. However if one has a cavity involving the nerve of the tooth, tooth needs to be treated (root canal), desensitizing med will not alleviate your pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some differences: While they all share some basic ingredients there are some major differences, but it's relative. Some are more abrasive so they can claim it "whitens" teeth. Some have fluoride. Some only have "natural ingredients" and some prescription toothpastes can help remineralize damaged enamel. Proper brushing is more important that which toothpaste you use. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Toothpaste: Abrasives, dental polishers, constitute at least 50% of a typical toothpaste, Fluoride in various forms is the most popular active ingredient in toothpaste to prevent cavities, a foaming agent, which enables uniform distribution of toothpaste, 20-45% water, flavorings, some have glycerol, sorbitol, or xylitol to prevent drying, some have enamel remineralizers and some have desensitizers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A few weeks: Do not expect immediate relief. It takes time for the medication to be absorbed into the outer layers of the cementum and to desensitize the teeth. Are you sure that there are no cavities? The toothpaste will not desensitize a tooth with carious lesions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is any toothpaste than can make dentin stronger like there is toothpaste that can make enamel stronger that you have got. I know it won't grow back?
Hmmm: You can brush with either;it is the mechanical action of the brush that removes the bacterial build up. Toothpaste will give you some Fluoride and has a mild abrasive to help remove stain. Mouthwash will 'freshen' your breath better but has no Fluoride or abrasive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discuss options: It's difficult to recommend an alternative. Most desensitizing toothpastes have multiple ingredients & most are common to all. You can't be sure which specific ingredient you are allergic to. What was your reaction & how do you know it's the toothpaste? Tom's of maine and mi paste might be alternatives, but discuss with your own dentist as to need and options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very abrasive ones: Some toothpastes that are marketed and promoted as "whitening" toothpastes can be very abrasive and can wear away teeth if used on a regular basis. You can google it and get a list of toothpastes with their abrasive index to see which ones are the most harmful. There is no problem with any ada accepted non-whitening toothpaste. Excessive brushing with "hard" TB can also wear tooth structure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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