To find the best sensitive toothpaste Toronto, it’s a good idea to look at the ingredients. There are three main ingredients that help reduce sensitivity. Trying products with one, two, or even all three will have different effects on your teeth and help you to start enjoying your favorite foods again.
Potassium nitrate stops the nerves in your teeth sending signals to your brain that a temperature hurts. Toothpaste can contain up to 5 percent potassium nitrate. After a few uses, you should begin to notice a difference.
It is useful to find a toothpaste that also contains stannous fluoride, as this will help your teeth recover and become desensitized permanently. Stannous fluoride forms a layer over the exposed dentin (the inner part of your tooth). This stops hot and cold foods and beverages from making contact with the nerves.
Your Toronto dentist has likely recommended that you use toothpaste with fluoride anyway. The main purpose of fluoride is to prevent tooth decay, but it can also remineralize tooth enamel that has worn down or become weak. This helps to cover the exposed dentin.
If toothpaste fails to help your teeth, book an appointment with your dentist. At Lawrence Avenue Dental, we offer tooth desensitization as part of our family dentistry Toronto. This tends to involve using special desensitizing products to instantly relieve you of discomfort.
We will also determine the cause of your sensitivity, to offer you the most appropriate followup treatment. For instance, tooth sensitivity could be due to something simple like using a toothbrush that is too hard, brushing too aggressively, or consuming too many acidic foods. However, it could be caused by something more complex, like night grinding, recessed gums, or tooth decay. In these cases, we can offer you a mouth guard, gum disease treatment, or a filling.