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Fluoride Toothpaste: I would strongly suggest a Fluoride containing toothpaste and of course careful cleaning between the teeth. Flossing and use of a water irrigation device (like a water-pik) can be very important to keep the teeth cavity free while the braces are on. Good home care is vital during this time. Talk with your orthodontist for further clarification and instructions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dentist RX: Dentist prescribed Fluoride toothpaste has more Fluoride than over-the-counter brands. All over the counter brands have about the same 0.24% sodium flouride. Controlrx which i prescribe in extreme cases of decay and/or sensitivity contains 1.1% sodium fluoride. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Which toothpaste brand would you recommend for super sensitivity and acid protection? Pronamel doesn't work for me though my dentist recommended it.
Topical desens.: In addition to sensodyne toothpaste there are topical desensitizers than can be applied to sensitive root surfaces in a dental office. These can sometimes be very helpful as can patience with the sensodyne. Sometimes it takes weeks to see results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is best toothpaste to minimize decay and plaque in someone with limited ability to grip toothbrush? Would any rinses help? Still motivated at 92
For the future: Toothpaste such as Sensodyne or Pronamel may certainly help. See your dental professional for additional modalities such as home/office fluoride treatment. Congratulations in your orthodontic treatment. Besides the obvious pleasing aesthetic results, you will also enjoy better function and hygiene. Expect some discomfort , as this unfortunately is part if the short term accompaniments. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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