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In this article, we’re going to be talking about desensitizing toothpaste. Well, any toothpaste that contains fluoride will have the limited ability to reduce sensitivity with your teeth. There are really only two main types of commercially available desensitizing toothpaste.
The first type we’re going to talk you about is what I would classify as a potassium-based desensitizing toothpaste. Now, this particular type of desensitizer is the most widely available.
These toothpastes are based on the principle that nerves could be depolarized and in time become less sensitive. If you surround with potassium these very sensitive nerves that are exposed to the oral environment on areas of exposed dentin, like exposed roots, they became less sensitive. Unfortunately, although this is very effective, oftentimes it takes about two to four weeks for you to get some sort of relief from these toothpaste.
The second class of desensitizing toothpaste is what I would call calcium based desensitizers. They work in a fashion similar to how your body remineralizes your teeth and what these intend to do as opposed to depolarizing your nerves. What they’re going to do is use calcium to plug up these open pores on exposed dentin and reduced sensitivity that way.
There are two basic classes of toothpaste within this category that are pro Argin technology by Colgate. You can get that from them. Then there’s also the MI paste, which uses a milk protein, which is this part you don’t really need to know what that stands for. It is amorphous calcium phosphate. What’s really great about these two pastes, is that it provides more of an instantaneous relief.
And you can even just take some on your finger simply and rub on to sensitive areas to help provide some relief and plug up those cores in the meantime. But both of these categories are widely available.
I will suggest calcium-based desensitizers, when you look for an instantaneous relief, which I particularly prefer to try first, then. If that doesn’t work for you, why don’t you try the other class, which would be the potassium desensitizers. But it’s going to take a little bit longer.
So I hope everyone found this information helpful and I expect it will help you solve any bleeding gum problem.