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Dental experts offer desensitizing toothpaste information
Updated: 7/31/2008 4:00:31 PM

With so many toothpastes available on the market nowadays, the choice can be bewildering.

Whitening, desensitizing, tingling - each one promises to do something different. To help consumers choose which one is right for them RDH has offered an outline of desensitizing toothpastes.

The group notes that this product has been around for a while in a number of different forms, with each having a different way of dealing with the problem.

Apparently, potassium nitrate works well in certain circumstances, acting on the polarization mechanism of the nerve endings in dental tubules - sometimes buyers are advised not to use this product for longer than a couple of weeks, as long-term sensitivity should be properly diagnosed by a dental professional.

Other toothpastes use fluoride and strontium chloride for desensitizing, both of which block the tubules.

The news provider reports the professionals favour desensitizing toothpastes with a high concentration of fluoride.

Although toothpaste is important for creating fresh breath and giving a daily dose of fluoride, dental experts stress that thorough brushing and flossing is the most important thing.

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