06-07-2017, 06:47 PM
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Sensodyne Toothpaste is supposed to good for the enamel on your teeth.

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 06-08-2017, 04:26 PM
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(06-07-2017, 06:47 PM)jhalb Wrote: Sensodyne Toothpaste is supposed to good for the enamel on your teeth.


What ?!?

Advertisement ?!?

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 06-08-2017, 04:31 PM
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No, that was not an advertisement. lol!

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 07-05-2017, 11:31 AM
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  • Rufus
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It's supposed to make sensitive teeth less sensitive, but it never did a thing for me.

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 07-05-2017, 12:24 PM
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  • doc47
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It works great for me. No more sensitivity but ymmv...

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 07-06-2017, 08:05 PM
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It depends on which version of Sensodyne, Pronamel purely contains fluoride,  the sensitivity versions contain either Potassium Nitrate which does work for me or Strontium which does not. If you are looking at remineralisation then the Novamin version has had some success,  I however have had better results with Colgates Pro Arginine products including the extra strength version with tricalcium phosphate. Arm and Hammer use ACP marketed as liquid calcium whilst other products use nano or synthetic hydroxyappetite. Unilever created Regenerate with NR-5 technology. A peptide technology has also been developed called Curolox, bizarrely the brand of toothpaste is called Candida.

Listerine mouthwash with potassium oxalate allegedly also has remineralisation effects.

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 07-22-2017, 11:19 AM
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  • Boba81
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Try colgate sensitive total care system. I use it. It's really good.

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 08-23-2018, 01:22 PM
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When I was a kid, the dentists I would go to would recommend Sensodyne.  It sure costs more than most other brands.

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 01-18-2019, 01:09 PM
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I never could get past the label saying not to use more than so x number of weeks................

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 08-20-2019, 01:10 PM
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  • Irv
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(06-07-2017, 06:47 PM)jhalb Wrote: Sensodyne Toothpaste is supposed to good for the enamel on your teeth.

I like the overseas version that includes Novamin

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 08-20-2019, 04:35 PM
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I use Sensodyne, but not for sensitivity.  My dentist said my gums were receding.  She made me get an electric toothbrush and told me to let the brush do the work.  No more scrubbing my teeth with force.  And she said to use one particular Sensodyne.  Fresh Breath.  Because it doesn't have any whitening in it.  She said the whitening agents in toothpaste are like sandpaper and they scrub your gums and enamel away.  Since I've been using it my gums have stabilized.  Could I use some other non-whitening toothpaste?  Probably.  But this stuff works quite well.  I only have one set of teeth.  And gums can't be replaced either.  I'll stick with the Sensodyne, thank you very much.

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 08-20-2019, 04:49 PM
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(08-20-2019, 04:35 PM)MntnMan62 Wrote: I use Sensodyne, but not for sensitivity.  My dentist said my gums were receding.  She made me get an electric toothbrush and told me to let the brush do the work.  No more scrubbing my teeth with force.  And she said to use one particular Sensodyne.  Fresh Breath.  Because it doesn't have any whitening in it.  She said the whitening agents in toothpaste are like sandpaper and they scrub your gums and enamel away.  Since I've been using it my gums have stabilized.  Could I use some other non-whitening toothpaste?  Probably.  But this stuff works quite well.  I only have one set of teeth.  And gums can't be replaced either.  I'll stick with the Sensodyne, thank you very much.

A friend of mine had the exact same problem and got the exact same suggestion from his dentist with, of course, the same result.

I used sensodyne for years due to sensitivity prior to have some of teeth repaired.

Great product.

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 08-20-2019, 06:26 PM
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  • Mel S Meles
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(08-20-2019, 04:35 PM)MntnMan62 Wrote: I use Sensodyne, but not for sensitivity.  My dentist said my gums were receding.  She made me get an electric toothbrush and told me to let the brush do the work.  No more scrubbing my teeth with force.  And she said to use one particular Sensodyne.  Fresh Breath.  Because it doesn't have any whitening in it.  She said the whitening agents in toothpaste are like sandpaper and they scrub your gums and enamel away.  Since I've been using it my gums have stabilized.  Could I use some other non-whitening toothpaste?  Probably.  But this stuff works quite well.  I only have one set of teeth.  And gums can't be replaced either.  I'll stick with the Sensodyne, thank you very much.

Look at the ingredients.  Almost universally, the whitening agents in whitening toothpastes consist of one ingredient, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2).  It is usually put into the toothpaste in its anhydrous form, sodium percarbonate.  Hydrogen peroxide 3% solution is sold in drugstores as ... hydrogen peroxide, in square brown plastic bottles.  It is a mild bleach.  It is a preferred antiseptic for topical application to cuts and scrapes.   H2O2 has no abrasive properties whatsoever, so comparisons to sandpaper are founded in ignorance and are completely off the mark.

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 08-20-2019, 08:09 PM
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(08-20-2019, 06:26 PM)Mel S Meles Wrote:
(08-20-2019, 04:35 PM)MntnMan62 Wrote: I use Sensodyne, but not for sensitivity.  My dentist said my gums were receding.  She made me get an electric toothbrush and told me to let the brush do the work.  No more scrubbing my teeth with force.  And she said to use one particular Sensodyne.  Fresh Breath.  Because it doesn't have any whitening in it.  She said the whitening agents in toothpaste are like sandpaper and they scrub your gums and enamel away.  Since I've been using it my gums have stabilized.  Could I use some other non-whitening toothpaste?  Probably.  But this stuff works quite well.  I only have one set of teeth.  And gums can't be replaced either.  I'll stick with the Sensodyne, thank you very much.

Look at the ingredients.  Almost universally, the whitening agents in whitening toothpastes consist of one ingredient, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2).  It is usually put into the toothpaste in its anhydrous form, sodium percarbonate.  Hydrogen peroxide 3% solution is sold in drugstores as ... hydrogen peroxide, in square brown plastic bottles.  It is a mild bleach.  It is a preferred antiseptic for topical application to cuts and scrapes.   H2O2 has no abrasive properties whatsoever, so comparisons to sandpaper are founded in ignorance and are completely off the mark.

Sorry Mel.  No Hydrogen Peroxide in the toothpaste I use.  I guess your own ignorance got the best of you.

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 08-20-2019, 08:17 PM
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(08-20-2019, 08:09 PM)MntnMan62 Wrote:
(08-20-2019, 06:26 PM)Mel S Meles Wrote:
(08-20-2019, 04:35 PM)MntnMan62 Wrote: I use Sensodyne, but not for sensitivity.  My dentist said my gums were receding.  She made me get an electric toothbrush and told me to let the brush do the work.  No more scrubbing my teeth with force.  And she said to use one particular Sensodyne.  Fresh Breath.  Because it doesn't have any whitening in it.  She said the whitening agents in toothpaste are like sandpaper and they scrub your gums and enamel away.  Since I've been using it my gums have stabilized.  Could I use some other non-whitening toothpaste?  Probably.  But this stuff works quite well.  I only have one set of teeth.  And gums can't be replaced either.  I'll stick with the Sensodyne, thank you very much.

Look at the ingredients.  Almost universally, the whitening agents in whitening toothpastes consist of one ingredient, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2).  It is usually put into the toothpaste in its anhydrous form, sodium percarbonate.  Hydrogen peroxide 3% solution is sold in drugstores as ... hydrogen peroxide, in square brown plastic bottles.  It is a mild bleach.  It is a preferred antiseptic for topical application to cuts and scrapes.   H2O2 has no abrasive properties whatsoever, so comparisons to sandpaper are founded in ignorance and are completely off the mark.

Sorry Mel.  No Hydrogen Peroxide in the toothpaste I use.  I guess your own ignorance got the best of you.

If I am not mistaken, Mel said that Hydrogen Peroxide is used as a whitening agent. If yoi're using a non whitening product, therefore it won't contain Hydrogen Peroxide! If my understanding is correct of course.

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 08-20-2019, 08:32 PM
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(08-20-2019, 08:17 PM)ImJustMe Wrote:
(08-20-2019, 08:09 PM)MntnMan62 Wrote:
(08-20-2019, 06:26 PM)Mel S Meles Wrote: Look at the ingredients.  Almost universally, the whitening agents in whitening toothpastes consist of one ingredient, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2).  It is usually put into the toothpaste in its anhydrous form, sodium percarbonate.  Hydrogen peroxide 3% solution is sold in drugstores as ... hydrogen peroxide, in square brown plastic bottles.  It is a mild bleach.  It is a preferred antiseptic for topical application to cuts and scrapes.   H2O2 has no abrasive properties whatsoever, so comparisons to sandpaper are founded in ignorance and are completely off the mark.

Sorry Mel.  No Hydrogen Peroxide in the toothpaste I use.  I guess your own ignorance got the best of you.

If I am not mistaken, Mel said that Hydrogen Peroxide is used as a whitening agent. If yoi're using a non whitening product, therefore it won't contain Hydrogen Peroxide! If my understanding is correct of course.

I didn't mention that many of the toothpastes that use the term "Whitening" contain an abrasive called baking soda.  But I really have no interest in debating any issue with someone who calls people ignorant.  Only ignorant people call other people ignorant.  That's all I have to say on the subject.  Some people just think they are a lot smarter than they really are.

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 08-21-2019, 02:10 AM
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Gum recession? Economic recession? Perhaps a trend.
I use a mouthwash with some enamel helping properties, maybe this is a possible solution, no pun intended.

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 08-21-2019, 10:53 AM
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  • Mel S Meles
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(08-20-2019, 08:09 PM)MntnMan62 Wrote:
(08-20-2019, 06:26 PM)Mel S Meles Wrote:
(08-20-2019, 04:35 PM)MntnMan62 Wrote: I use Sensodyne, but not for sensitivity. 
she said to use one particular Sensodyne.  Fresh Breath.  Because it doesn't have any whitening in it.  She said the whitening agents in toothpaste are like sandpaper and they scrub your gums and enamel away. 

Look at the ingredients.  Almost universally, the whitening agents in whitening toothpastes consist of one ingredient, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2).  It is usually put into the toothpaste in its anhydrous form, sodium percarbonate.  Hydrogen peroxide 3% solution is sold in drugstores as ... hydrogen peroxide, in square brown plastic bottles.  It is a mild bleach.  It is a preferred antiseptic for topical application to cuts and scrapes.   H2O2 has no abrasive properties whatsoever, so comparisons to sandpaper are founded in ignorance and are completely off the mark.

Sorry Mel.  No Hydrogen Peroxide in the toothpaste I use.  I guess your own ignorance got the best of you.

Did I say or imply that your toothpaste had H2O2 in it?  No.

Did I say that you were ignorant?  No. 

Did I say or imply that any person, including your dentist, is generally ignorant?  No. 

Most of us are ignorant on topics that are out of our field of study; I, for instance, am ignorant of what species of birds are indigenous to Madagascar; I would hazard a guess that you probably are ignorant of the House of Lords decision in Chichester Diocesan Board of Finance v Simpson: HL 21 Jun 1944 (a fascinating decision and a good read, BTW).  We are both thankful, I trust, that our ignorance of specific topics does not denote that we are stupid.

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 08-21-2019, 11:12 AM
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"...so comparisons to sandpaper are founded in ignorance and are completely off the mark."  It was my comment that referred to sandpaper that you called ignorant.  Therefore only an idiot would not conclude that you referred to me as ignorant.  

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