According to a survey conducted by the American Dental Association, Crest, and Oral-B, 22 percent of 1,000 Americans aged 18 years and older reported experiencing teeth sensitivity to hot or cold food and liquids. If you have sensitive teeth, you are a perfect candidate for sensitive toothpaste. The right sensitive toothpaste can keep tooth sensitivity from interfering with good oral health. But don’t let sensitive toothpaste substitute for regular dental checkups, because sensitive teeth may be a sign of a more serious dental problem. Be sure to talk to your dentist about products for sensitive teeth. All Crest Pro-Health toothpastes are triclosan free.(1)
How Does Sensitive Toothpaste Work?
Sensitive toothpastes work by either occluding exposed dentinal tubules (Crest Pro-Health) or by desensitizing the nerve endings in the dentinal tubules with potassium ions (Crest Sensitivity Protection). Sensitive toothpastes also contain fluoride, which has been shown to strengthen tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay. For a complete oral care routine, combine sensitive toothpaste with a soft-bristled toothbrush, mouth rinse, and wide, soft dental floss.(2)
All Crest Pro-Health toothpaste products for people aged 12 years and older offer protection for sensitive teeth. In addition, Crest Pro-Health toothpastes are available in gel, paste, and night formulas. All Crest Pro-Health formulas can help protect sensitive teeth, so you can choose the one that suits you best. These toothpastes promote oral health by also fighting cavities, plaque, gingivitis and bad breath. All varieties of Crest Pro-Health toothpaste freshen breath, fight tartar and whiten teeth, too.(3)
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