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Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth

When using a toothpaste for sensitive teeth, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind:

  • Be sure to use 1/2 -1 inch of the toothpaste on your toothbrush; that will ensure the proper amount of the active ingredient (potassium nitrate) to help with sensitivity.
  • Be sure you are brushing your teeth for 2 minutes.
  • Be sure you are consistent with using the same toothpaste morning and night; otherwise you are not getting the proper dose of potassium nitrate.
  • It will take about 2 weeks of constant use for sensitivity to subside.  If you are still experiencing sensitivity or pain after that, be sure to call our office at 507-345-7786 so we may determine if something else is causing the problem.

– from Pam T. (Dental Assistant)

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