Toothpaste for sensitive teeth
Toothpaste for sensitive teeth typically contains ingredients that help to desensitize the teeth and protect them from further damage. Look for toothpaste that contains the following ingredients:
- Potassium nitrate: Potassium nitrate helps to block nerve signals that cause tooth sensitivity.
- Fluoride: Fluoride helps to strengthen tooth enamel and protect against cavities.
- Strontium chloride: Strontium chloride helps to reduce sensitivity by blocking the tiny tubes in the dentin that transmit pain signals.
- Calcium phosphate: Calcium phosphate helps to remineralize tooth enamel, strengthening and protecting it from further damage.
- Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sweetener that helps to prevent cavities by reducing harmful bacteria in the mouth.
Here is a sample recipe for homemade toothpaste for sensitive teeth:
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of xylitol
- 10 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 1 teaspoon of potassium nitrate
- 1 teaspoon of calcium phosphate powder
- 1 teaspoon of strontium chloride powder
- Mix the baking soda and coconut oil together in a small bowl until well combined.
- Add the xylitol and peppermint essential oil and mix well.
- Add the potassium nitrate, calcium phosphate powder, and strontium chloride powder and mix well.
- Transfer the mixture to a small jar with a tight-fitting lid.
- Use the toothpaste twice a day, brushing for at least two minutes each time.
Note: Be sure to consult with your dentist or healthcare provider if you have persistent tooth sensitivity, as it may be a sign of a more serious oral health issue.
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