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Allergic reaction using sensodyne toothpaste. What is a good alternative?

Allergic reaction using sensodyne toothpaste. What is a good alternative?

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 more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Toothpaste made my face red and burnt! Could this be an allergic reaction?

Toothpaste made my face red and burnt! Could this be an allergic reaction?

Keep in mouth: Was it just around your lips or did you spread it on your face? If you spread it on your face, it's more of an irritation. Toothpaste should only be used in your mouth and not on your face. ...Read more

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Today dental patch test revealed a extreme allergic reaction to carvone. What sort of tooth paste and mouthwash can I use now? Can find zero results

Today dental patch test revealed a extreme allergic reaction to carvone. What sort of tooth paste and mouthwash can I use now? Can find zero results

More tests needed: Found naturally in caraway seed, dill, mandarin orange peel and spearmint leaves, carvone and its derivatives are used in a variety of different commercial applications. I would want to know about your sensitivity to the natural compound versus the synthetic laboratory-made. I would recommend further testing with an allergist. Baking soda as toothpaste with water rinse...Can you eat mint leaves? ...Read more

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Can sensodyne toothpaste really work?

Yes: Try it ; see. I personally use it ; it works. Recommend it to my patients all the time. ...Read more

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Has anyone had any trouble being in pain with sensodyne toothpaste?

Has anyone had any trouble being in pain with sensodyne toothpaste?

No.: Not that I have ever heard of. Maybe it isn't the toothpaste, but your brushing method or possibly you have sensitivity due to cavities or gum disease that toothpaste won't help. When's the last time you saw a dentist for a complete exam and proper gum and tooth therapy? ...Read more

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For how long does it take for sensodyne toothpaste to kick in?

For how long does it take for sensodyne toothpaste to kick in?

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 more

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Why is Sensodyne recommended & how long after professional teeth whitening procedure before you can return to using regular toothpaste, i.e. Tom's?

Why is Sensodyne recommended & how long after professional teeth whitening procedure before you can return to using regular toothpaste, i.e. Tom's?

Sensitive teeth: Sensodyne helps decrease teeth sensitivity mainly to cold. Teeth whitening is thought to increase sensitivity in some cases. Your dentist suggested Sensodyne for this reason. If your teeth were not sensitive before the whitening then finish the tube and return to your regular tooth paste. Happy chewing!! ...Read more

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Does sensodyne toothpaste make difference in cleaning of teeth or stronger gums then regular toothpaste?

Does sensodyne toothpaste make difference in cleaning of teeth or stronger gums then regular toothpaste?

No: Sensodyne toothpaste does not strengthen teeth or gums. It only reduces sensitivity. If you are having a tooth or gum problem it cannot be resolved by OTC's alone. Please seek professional Dental Care to be returned to optimum oral health. ...Read more

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What else can I do for sensitive teeth? I do have dental check ups twice a year and I use colgate sensodyne toothpaste.

What else can I do for sensitive teeth? I do have dental check ups twice a year and I use colgate sensodyne toothpaste.

Nocturnal bruxism: Is the excessive grinding of the teeth and can cause different symptoms including headache, earache and extreme teeth sensitivity. See your dentist for night guard fabrication. ...Read more

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Can I still use sensodyne original toothpaste if its kept above 86 degrees? Package says keep under 86 degrees. Is it bad for gums and teeth?

Can I still use sensodyne original toothpaste if its kept above 86 degrees? Package says keep under 86 degrees. Is it bad for gums and teeth?

Sure, within reason: All that will happen is it may begin to lose its consistency, and effectiveness for reducing sensitivity. If it is well above 86 degrees, who knows what effectiveness will remain. Check with manufacturer on that. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Can I store my sensodyne original toothpaste in the refridgerator to keep under 86 degrees? Would it lose effectiveness and cause gum or teeth problem

Can I store my sensodyne original toothpaste in the refridgerator to keep under 86 degrees? Would it lose effectiveness and cause gum or teeth problem

Probably OK: You should contact the manufacturer for further info. However, don't you think that cold toothpaste is going to hurt those sensitive teeth? And going back and forth from the kitchen to the bathroom seems to be a pain. ...Read more

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I've been brushing my teeth with sensodyne toothpaste, but they still hurt, what to do?

I've been brushing my teeth with sensodyne toothpaste, but they still hurt, what to do?

Not for toothache: Sensodyne toothpaste is for teeth tat are sensitive because gum recession has exposed the roots of the teeth. It doesn't "cure" gum disease, cavities, abscesses, traumatic occasion, and all the other things that make teeth hurt. Please see your dentist to determine the cause of the pain, and therefore the appropriate treatment. As you have discovered, they isn't a diy project. ...Read more

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Can sensodyne tooth paste really work?

Yes: Sensodyne tooth paste can really work to decrease sensitivity. You need to use it in place of your regular toothpaste for a few weeks to see results. ...Read more

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Can allergies to tooth paste ingredients cause diarrhea and stomach pains?

Can allergies to tooth paste ingredients cause diarrhea and stomach pains?

No Allergy: However, make sure you are spitting the toothpaste out of your mouth and not swallowing it. Swallowing toothpaste can lead to GI upset and diarrhea, but it would need to be in fairly large amounts. ...Read more

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How can I treat an allergic reaction?

How can I treat an allergic reaction?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Immediately stop eating the food you think is causing the problem. Take liquid or dissolving Diphenhydramine (benadryl). If your reaction is worse: cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, difficulty breathing, hives all over your body, swelling of lips and tongue, etc., then you need to use your Epinephrine autoinjector (epipen, twinject) and go to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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What to do about an allergic reaction?

What to do about an allergic reaction?

Call your doctor: For mild symptoms I would call your doctor. If there symptoms are severe such as trouble breathing, throat closing, feeling faint you should call 911 and go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more