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Be careful!!: I like Arm and Hammer 'enamel pro repair' BUT most of these products repair enamel on a molecular level. More Importantly, make sure you brush with small massaging/vibrational motions, most sensitivity is caused by YEARS of brushing too hard and rough..and wearing away your gums (recession)!! ...Read more
I hear whitening toothpaste destroys enamel. What toothpaste do you recommend and why? Mouthwash recommended? Bad breath from post-nasal drip/inhaler!
ADA Approved!: Whitening toothpastes can destroy enamel if overused since they are often too abrasive for your teeth. However, if you use a tube of whitening toothpaste here and there then you'll be fine. I always recommend antiseptic mouthwashes. Check for the ada seal of approval! the ada website (ada.Org) has a list of approved mouthwashes and toothpastes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Best: You will find so many different opinions on what is best, so it's very subjective, but we can say that having good homecare, brushing 3 x per day, using ada approved toothpaste/whitening or not, keeping up with your routine professional visits with your hygienist/dentist, and realizing that acidic and sugary foods promote decay... That's important. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
Yes: Yes, clinical studies have shown that pronamel does promote remineralization of enamel. While using pronamel, you should abstain from drinking/eating highly acidic foods and liquids, such as sodas, lemons, grapefruits, orange juice, vinegars. These acidic foods can soften enamel that you are trying to remineralize. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer