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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?
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 2 more doctor answers
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