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I have a sensitive tooth. Are these toothpastes safe to use? What are the side effects if used on a daily basis? 1. RA Thermoseal (Potassium Nitrate) 2. Thermoseal Repair (Strontium Chloride)

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I have a sensitive tooth.
Are these toothpastes safe to use?
What are the side effects if used on a daily basis?
1. R...
Better discontinue after two three wks use Colgate senstevie u may switch back in between for short while
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What can be the best toothpaste and toothbrush should be used to cure gum problems.

Dr. Kanika Mehra 91% (2774 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Raipur
What can be the best toothpaste and toothbrush should be used to cure gum problems.
Kindly get scaling done and use gum paint twice daily for 15 days. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene. Please use any toothpaste having fluoride content but correct brushing technique is more important than the toothpaste and toothbrush.
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I am having sensitive teeth. I am using SHY-NM TOOTHPASTE for last 1 year. This contains Calcium Sodium Phosphosilicate and other salts. I use another paste meet which contains Potassium Nitrate and Sodium monofluorophosphate etc. Out of these 2 paste which is better for sensitive teeth. What other precautions and treatment is there for sensitive teeth.

Dr. Neha Jain 88% (15 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am having sensitive teeth. I am using SHY-NM TOOTHPASTE for last 1 year. This contains Calcium Sodium Phosphosilica...
Shy-nm should not be used regularly for more than 3 months. I think your dentist informs you during your last visit. You should visit ro a dentist. Your denrist will check and tell you about the cause of sensitivity and then you follow the treatment line.
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My teeth are growing thinner and weak. Presently I am using emoform toothpaste, but it doesn't seem to help much. What should I do?

Dr. C.P.John 87% (70 ratings)
Certified BPS Dentist
Dentist, Trivandrum
My teeth are growing thinner and weak. Presently I am using emoform toothpaste, but it doesn't seem to help much. Wha...
You can sent an opg of your teeth then I can answer correctly. Paste is not substitute for proper dental treatment. Any the problem can be solved if you can sent photos of your teeth and gums.
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Can I use the toothpaste after having the teeth bleaching or which toothpaste good for my teeth. Any lead would appreciated.

Dr. Ruby Ladha 88% (76 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Can I use the toothpaste after having the teeth bleaching or which toothpaste good for my teeth. Any lead would appre...
Yes you can use toothpaste apfter bleach. And if your teeth is yellow then you can go with snowhite tooth paste.
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I am 25 years old. I am getting sensitivity problem in teeth. So what toothpaste actually I should use? Problem arise more with cold stuff.

Dr. Supreeth S. M 91% (308 ratings)
DGOI, Aesthetic , M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), MDS - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I am 25 years old. I am getting sensitivity problem in teeth. So what toothpaste actually I should use? Problem arise...
Hi lybrate-user. It's a very genuine problem which you posted. Sensitive teeth can be few or many teeth. Basically this happens due to enamel (top most layer) of the teeth getting thinner or at times due to chipping off the layer. And initially it wud be sensitive to cold air, cold foods, cold drinks and sweets. Further as the problem increases it will gradually be sensitive to hot foods as well. There are two courses of action for this 1. Management of the condition as temporary means by tooth pastes containing potassium nitrate or strontium chloride. But all this is temporary 2. Treatment wud be a definitive course for this treatment. Could be done with layers fillings or other means kindly visit your dentist for the appropriate therapy hope I answered you well
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Which Toothpaste Should I Use?

Dr. Ratnika Agarwal 91% (282 ratings)
BDS, Certificate in Cosmetic Dentistry, Certified in Orthodontics, Certification in Prosthodontics & Periodontology, Advanced Endotontic Course On Root Canal
Dentist, Pune
Which Toothpaste Should I Use?

Which toothpaste should I use?” 

You want to take care of your teeth, just like anyone. Keeping them clean and healthy enhances your smile while saving you money, because when your teeth are in bad shape, you’ll have to spend more correcting them. One of the basic decisions you’ll face in safeguarding your teeth is which toothpaste to use. Each day, the toothpaste you pick will clean your teeth and will have ramifications for years to come. Here’s a guide on what toothpaste you should use.

The Basics

Toothpaste is only a means to an end. If you buy it and then are lazy about brushing your teeth, it won’t help. Indian Dental Association (IDA) recommends brushing your teeth after each meal (and at least once a day). Brushing your teeth removes all the harmful bacteria and plaque that build up when you eat. No matter which toothpaste you choose, it won’t help unless you’re serious about brushing your teeth.

The Science of Brushing Your Teeth

When you’re ready to decide on a brand, you should understand the basic components of each product. Most major brands of toothpaste include abrasive agents. Don’t worry about that label, though. Abrasive agents are usually helpful.

Abrasive agents are the ingredients that cause the scratchy sensation when you brush your teeth. They’re silicates like hydrated silica, calcium carbonate, and hydrated alumina. Some of these materials are the same as sand, which sounds weird, but the ingredients have a purpose. In combination with the brushing movement of your wrist, they’ll scrub away the bacteria and plaque. Conversely, the brushing motion wouldn’t sanitize your teeth without the silicates. Their purpose is to act as a cleaning agent.

The foam on your toothbrush comes from the detergent in the toothpaste. It works similarly to the products you use to clean your dishes and laundry. A detergent breaks down any undesirable substances. With your teeth, it’s loosening materials that aren’t soluble. The liquid in your mouth will dissolve any that is soluble, but you need help with anything that doesn’t respond to liquids.

The Importance of Fluoride

Any good toothpaste will include other components to make it more effective. Fluoride is the most important one. In fact, it’s the primary reason tooth decay and cavities have declined dramatically over the past 50 years. This naturally occurring mineral protects your teeth when you eat. Every food you consume leaves trace elements of sugar and starch on your teeth.

Fluoride counters this problem in two ways. It strengthens tooth enamel, the protective layer on the outside of your teeth, and that added strength makes your teeth less susceptible to chipping and cracking.

When you consume items that stain your teeth such as coffee, cigarettes, wine, tea, and sugary drinks, the enamel weakens. Fluoride counters this issue, although you should still brush your teeth more often if you smoke or consume any of those products. Fluoride also fights off previous damage by reversing the process of tooth decay. For these two reasons, when you shop for toothpaste, you should pick one with fluoride.

Other Toothpaste Components

Many toothpastes will also include artificial sweeteners. The minty taste that you associate with toothpaste isn’t a natural flavor. Manufacturers add saccharin and other ingredients to make the taste of toothpaste better. Without it, the process of brushing your teeth wouldn’t feel as pleasant. If brushing your teeth left you with a bad taste in your mouth, it might reduce your desire to brush regularly. Toothpaste now comes in flavors as diverse as lemon, grape, and bubblegum to make them more appealing – not just for adults, but for children too.

Toothpaste also includes ingredients to keep the tube from drying out. Without the moisture retention of humectants, your mouth would dry too soon. These are the same ingredients that keep you from having dry skin. Finally, toothpaste uses thickeners to make sure that the actual substance maintains a gooey form.

Which Toothpaste Is Best?

Now that you know the key components of toothpaste, you can pick the brand that’s right for you. If you’re a smoker or coffee drinker, you should choose a product with the highest amount of fluoride. Without a prescription, you’re looking for a brand that’s at least 1,000 parts per million (PPM). A product with the IDA Seal has received independent review and validation of its product claims.

If you’re someone with yellow teeth, you’ll want a brand with a higher number of silicates. A product that includes whitening will gradually alter the shade from yellow back to white. If cavities are a big issue, you want a product with special cavity-fighting power.  If you have a plaque problem, you can prevent tartar buildup with toothpastes that are specifically formulated to fight tartar. Finally, if you have sensitive gums and/or teeth, the best product is one that treats the underlying problem of sensitivity.

As you can see, toothpaste includes a lot of components specifically designed to protect and improve your teeth. No matter the problem you worry about with your teeth, a product exists that can help you overcome the issue. Simply consider your needs and then mix and match from the options above.

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Mere teeth healthy hai or mere dard bhi hota hai or is time two time toothpaste use kr rhi hu emoform toothpaste please help me peele bhi pad gye h teeth.

Dr. A. K. Verma 90% (807 ratings)
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Allahabad
Mere teeth healthy hai or mere dard bhi hota hai or is time two time toothpaste use kr rhi hu emoform toothpaste plea...
You have dental caries of infection which causing pain. You need RCT or extraction of your carious or infected tooth. You have yellowish teeth due to deposition of stain & calculous. You need scaling for clean your teeth. After scaling your teeth will be natural white colour. Consult to your dentist for clinical diagnosis & needful treatment.
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I have bleeding gums. I need to know the best toothpaste to protect my teeth and get ride with pyorrhea.

Dr. Isha Malhotra 93% (6867 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I have bleeding gums. I need to know the best toothpaste to protect my teeth and get ride with pyorrhea.
Kindly visit dentist and get cleaning and polishing done .you might use a gum paint to massage your gums with.
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