Miguel de Cervantes“Every tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than a diamond.”
– Miguel de Cervantes

Toothbrush

  • toothbrushREGULAR soft, smaller is better, angled helps – name brand, e.g. Oral-B.
  • ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH, All powered brushes improve effectiveness — rechargeable is best.
    • Philips Sonicare FlexCare+ rechargeable toothbrush (HX6960), click here.
    • Oral-B Pro 7000 rechargeable toothbrush, click here.
  • DENTURE BRUSH, for retainers, bite guards, dentures.

Toothpaste

  • DRY BRUSHING, brush until your teeth feel smooth (soft), not by time, click here.
  • toothpasteTARTAR PROTECTION (ingredient: pyrophosphate)
    >> preferred: PEROXICARE, ADVANCE WHITE, or COMPLETE CARE (Arm & Hammer)
  • SENSITIVE, 5% potassium nitrate (with tartar protection / control): Colgate Sensitive Complete Protection or Sensodyne Tartar Control. Colgate and Sensodyne have the only desensitizing toothpastes with tartar control.
  • BIOTENE for dry mouth. Also for canker sores, it has no SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate).

Sensitive toothpaste warning label

If I have recommended that you can/should use Sensodyne toothpaste, it is best used exclusively all the time.

  • Q: Why does the package state that if the pain or sensitivity still persists after 4 weeks of use, we should visit the dentist?
  • A: The FDA requires this statement on the packaging of all over-the-counter desensitizing toothpastes. Sensitive teeth may indicate a more serious problem that may need to have prompt care by a dentist. Your dental professional may recommend that you use Sensodyne daily if he or she has ruled out other dental or medical issues.

Between Teeth