One of the best ways to minimize tooth sensitivity is to choose oral care products specifically designed to protect sensitive teeth while promoting oral health. Some oral care products contain ingredients that cause tooth sensitivity such as the whitening ingredients in tooth-whitening products. (1)
Shield Your Tooth Sensitivity
The Crest Pro-Health Sensitive Shield line of oral care products provides all the benefits that you expect from Crest, in addition to protection against tooth sensitivity. The Sensitive Shield product line includes the following:
- Toothbrush: Good oral health begins with the right toothbrush. The Oral-B Cross-Action Gentle Clean toothbrush features a combination of two types of bristles for more effective plaque removal than an ordinary manual toothbrush.
- Floss: Daily flossing is an important part of a complete oral care routine. Flossing helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease by removing food particles that could contribute to the buildup of bacteria on the teeth and gums. But people with tooth sensitivity may hesitate to floss because they find that it irritates their teeth and gums. Crest Glide Pro-Health Floss for Sensitive Gums is twice as soft as the original Glide floss, so it’s ideal for anyone with gum or tooth sensitivity.
- Toothpaste: The stannous fluoride in Crest Pro-Health Sensitive Shield toothpaste helps protect sensitive teeth in a unique way. Some toothpastes that claim to prevent tooth sensitivity contain products that numb the nerves inside the tooth, so tooth sensitivity is less noticeable. But Crest Pro-Health Sensitive Shield toothpaste prevents tooth sensitivity by blocking the microscopic openings in the teeth (tubules) that allow external stimuli such as hot, cold, or acidic foods, to penetrate to the nerves inside a tooth. (3)
One-Stop Shopping for Tooth Sensitivity
Choosing oral care products designed for sensitive teeth saves you the trouble of using more than one product to get complete dental health benefits. The Crest Pro-Health Sensitive Shield regimen protects against tooth sensitivity, but it also provides the cavity protection, plaque and gingivitis control and fresh breath that you want for good oral health, so you don’t need to buy multiple products and try to remember what to use for different oral health benefits. (3)
Tooth Sensitivity During Pregnancy
Tooth sensitivity may become more common with age, but it can occur at any time, including during pregnancy. Oral health is especially important during pregnancy; many women report gum and tooth sensitivity while pregnant. Increased tooth sensitivity during pregnancy is caused by hormonal changes and by increased blood flow. These changes put pregnant women at increased risk for gingivitis, so be sure to see a dentist if you are pregnant, and follow a complete oral care routine that includes twice-daily toothbrushing and daily flossing.
To help make your oral care routine more comfortable if you have pregnancy-related tooth sensitivity, use products designed specifically for sensitive teeth. Crest Pro-Health Sensitive Shield toothpaste protects sensitive teeth and helps prevent cavities and gingivitis. Crest Glide Pro-Health Floss for Sensitive Gums is a good choice for pregnant women suffering from gum and tooth sensitivity who find flossing with standard floss too painful. (4)
- Crest Pro-Health Sensitive Shield product information