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Which tooth paste is best for sensitive teeth ?

Date: 20 Jan 2016   Posted By: Vilas     Group: Doctors    Category: Dental   

My dentist has advised me to use toothpaste for sensitive teeth. He has prescribed medicated sensitive toothpaste but after using it for one month I did not get good results. I found that there are too many brands of sensitive tooth paste. Which one is recommended for good results?
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Author: Mahesh    21 Jan 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

There are two toothpastes often recommended by dentists. The first one is pepsodent sensitive and second is sensodyne. If you have gum pains and blood coming out, then sensodyne is good. In case of pepsodent sensitive is good if you are having earlier symptoms of gum issues and blood coming out. There are many other brands for floss and the cleaning teeth. I suggest using listerine initially for getting your gums and teeth back to normal. I suggest you to ask doctor for the advice and that will surely help you for teeth care.

Author: Venkiteswaran.    21 Jan 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 5  (Rs 5)    Voting Score: 0

Most common sensitivity occurs due to loss of enamel and the nerves get exposed to sweet, sour or acidic tastes and extra cold or hot items touching the tooth.

I was using Sensodyne for a temporary period and found it helpful. But such things are costly and may become unnecessary or wasteful habit even after problem solved. Hence conform to doctor's suggestion and do not extend use after you have obtained aimed results.

For daily convenience and maintenance, it is better to wash mouth with mildly salty water preferably mildly warm. It is best to do it after dinner and just before going to bed and after waking up before taking anything. When tooth is sensitive, avoid too much sweet or sour tastes and too cold and too hot. Avoid hard brushing of tooth surface. Press gums by fingers after brushing.

Doctor will also prescribe supplements if there is any deficiency to have enamel growth and avid damage.

Author: Karthikeyan    21 Jan 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 0    Voting Score: 0

I recommend you to continue to use the paste prescribed by your doctor. None of the medicine will cure things in a day. Sensitivity is a difficult problem and it takes some time to cure. Almost all the medicines or paste will give only temporary relief.

You should follow the steps mentioned by other members in your day to day life to get rid of sensitivity completely.

Author: Bhushan    21 Jan 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 0    Voting Score: 0

There are many ayurvedic tooth pastes available in the Market according to your Query you need to consult the doctor again for which paste will be used for sensitive teeth.

Author: Bhuvaneswara Rao Nalla    21 Jan 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

I think SHY-NM toothpaste will work best for you. My mother had similar problem, in which there was loss of enamel coating of her teeth. She was not able to take very cold or hot food items. The dentist had recommended SHY-NM toothpase. After using it, she was able to take any type of food. Since SHY-NM toothpaste is not available in the town that we presently live in, she opted for Sensodyne but her problem restarted again. Now, I started ordering SHY-NM through online. You can try using it once and see the difference. If it is not available in your city, you can order online.

Author: Partha Kansabanik    21 Jan 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 0    Voting Score: 0

Everybody will give personalised opinion. You may consult a dentist in this regard. However, generally speaking, Meswak is a good toothpaste which is bit costlier than other common toothpastes.

Author: suzane    25 Jan 2016      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

If the damage to the enamel is not much then Sensodyne is very effective. Even Colgate Sensitive is good but it comes a close second. However, if the damage is deep then consult the dentist.

Author: Pappu Das    25 Jan 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief toothpaste possess a protective shield providing both relief from sudden shocks of pain and long term sensitivity protection if used regularly.


(i) It fights pain due to sweet/sour/hot/cold foods by desensitising nerves.

(ii) It helps maintain the natural whiteness of your teeth.

(iii) Significant inhibitory effect on the formation of supra-gingival calculus.

(iv) You will notice improvement in 2-4 weeks.

Note: If your teeth are still sensitive after a month of consistent use, consult a popular dentist.

Author: Juana    03 Mar 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 8  (Rs 8)    Voting Score: 0

The most common cause for teeth sensitivity is wearing-off of the enamel. Enamel is the hard outer covering of the teeth that protects the core of the teeth where the dentin is. This is the live part of the tooth, where the nerve endings are. Exposure of the dentin causes mild to severe pain (which is termed as sensitivity) when certain foods come in contact with it. It is generally observed that acidic foods, cold foods and sweets cause the most teeth sensitivity in patients.

Other than wearing-off the enamel sensitivity can occur if the teeth have developed mild fissures or suffer from attrition. Fissures are fine cracks on the outer surface of the teeth and attrition is erosion in the occlusal or incisal regions.

Sensitivity can occur even when gums recede causing the roots to be exposed.

Treatment will depend on the kind of sensitivity that you suffer from. If tooth paste prescribed by the dentist has not shown results then perhaps it is time for some dental treatment. The most common method of treating such cases is by capping. Here, the dentist fits artificial dental caps to cover the effected teeth. Then again, it depends on how much damage has occurred on your teeth. Most dentists will advise a root canal treatment before the capping.

Toothpastes for sensitive teeth that can be bought at most department store include –
1. Colgate Sensitive Original
2. Sensodyne in various flavours

Dentist recommended tooth paste for sensitive teeth available only at medical stores include –
1. Vantej
2. RA Thermoseal

Please note that toothpaste for sensitive teeth should not be used continuously. Some toothpastes mention that they should not be used beyond 4 weeks and that a dentist should be consulted if the problem does not go away. When it comes to any kind of medical advice, it is best to consult a specialist in the field.

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