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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 5 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 4 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
Probably not: A lot of the advertisements you see on television for toothpaste, mouthwash, and toothbrushes are overly dramatized. These ads are designed to make you buy more products at inflated prices. Toothpaste does not really work to whiten because the whitening agent is not on your teeth long enough. The most economical way to effectively whiten is with custom made trays and whitening gel from a dentist. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
ADA Seal: There are many good toothpastes on the market (have ada seal). None are meant specifically for gum recession, but there are many that can help reduce the hot and cold, sweet and sour sensitivity associated with recession. Also extremely important not to use a very abrasive toothpaste or hard/medium toothbrush--use only a soft tooth brush. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several: Any tooth paste with fluoride make the tooth more resistant to the acids that cause decay. If you get a tooth paste that is designed with a calcium and fluoride combination you can get minor remineralization (hardening) of the tooth. Tooth paste such as Pronamel and Colgate Enamel Health can be good for this. Any tooth paste should not be too abrasive as this can wear enamel away. Hope this is h ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
You fractured your tooth. Toothpaste will not fix a fracture. Did tooth have underlying enamel damage? Is decay present? Is traumatic occlusion a contributing factor? Please one of the many excellent Palo
Alto Dentists to determine the exact cause of the fracture and to complete the appropriate treatment. There is no magic toothpaste and this is is not a DIY project. ...Read more
Is is true if i put a little amount of baking soda on toothpaste it will whiten my teeth and won't damage enamel?
Got a whitening toothpaste tht claims to b al natural w bromelain n papain.no chemical bleach.it's frm a well known n gud brand.can it harm my enamel?
Unsure: Here in the US products pass stringent tests before going to market, not sure about where you live. There isn’t enough scientific evidence to determine whether or not bromelain is effective for any of its uses, Papain is also used in some toothpastes however, its whitening effect is minimal. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3573376/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've got gum inflammation, dentin with no enamel teeth, sensitivity, sharp pains. what toothpaste and mouthwash would you recommend for me to use. ?
Mild ones: You should use a tooth paste that contains Fluoride and help reduce sensitivity such as Sensodyne, and use a mouth wash that does help prevent caries and help reduce inflammation , Biotine mouth wash for example. Your dentist should be able to give you better advice. Stay well my friend ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer