Clinical Evaluation of the Effect of a Remineralizing Toothpaste on Dentinal Sensitivity

H. W. Kaufman, Mark Wolff, A. E. Winston, C. W. Triol

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Abstract

Dentinal hypersensitivity is a common dental problem without a satisfactory solution. Most therapies have focused on either trying to block the stimulation of dentinal nerves or on sealing open dentinal tubules. This study evaluated, in a double blind clinical trial, the effect of Enamelon®, a dentifrice containing sodium fluoride, calcium salts and phosphate salts (calcium separated from the phosphate and fluoride by a plastic divider in the tube to prevent interaction) on dentinal hypersensitivity over an 8-week period. A conventional OTC dentifrice containing NaF without calcium and phosphate enhancement served as the control. A third dentifrice, containing sodium monofluorophosphate enhanced by calcium and phosphate salts, was also tested. Based upon subjective anecdotal information, net numbers of sensitive teeth which became non-sensitive, and a logit analysis of the change in the proportion of sensitive teeth over the study time period, Enamelon® was the most effective product, and the OTC control the least effective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-54
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Dentistry
Volume10
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1999

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Toothpastes
Dentifrices
Tooth
Salts
fluorophosphate
Hypersensitivity
Sodium Fluoride
Fluorides
Plastics
Clinical Trials
calcium phosphate
Enamelon

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Clinical Evaluation of the Effect of a Remineralizing Toothpaste on Dentinal Sensitivity. / Kaufman, H. W.; Wolff, Mark; Winston, A. E.; Triol, C. W.

In: Journal of Clinical Dentistry, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1999, p. 50-54.

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Kaufman, H. W. ; Wolff, Mark ; Winston, A. E. ; Triol, C. W. / Clinical Evaluation of the Effect of a Remineralizing Toothpaste on Dentinal Sensitivity. In: Journal of Clinical Dentistry. 1999 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 50-54.
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