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PURPOSE To provide a brief overview of the diagnosis, epidemiology, etiology and clinical management of dentin hypersensitivity, to discuss technical approaches to relieve sensitivity, with special emphasis on dentin tubule occlusion and the clinical evidence for efficacy of desensitizing toothpastes based upon this approach, and to summarize the science(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this double-blind dentin hypersensitivity clinical study was to investigate the effectiveness of a new desensitizing toothpaste containing 8.0% arginine, calcium carbonate, and 1450 ppm fluoride as sodium monofluorophosphate (MFP), compared to that of a benchmark commercially available desensitizing toothpaste containing 2%(More)
This paper provides an overview of the current knowledge of diagnosis, epidemiology, etiology, and clinical management of dentin hypersensitivity. It summarizes technical approaches to relieve sensitivity in professional and home-use products, with emphasis on the clinical evidence for the efficacy of desensitizing toothpaste, and introduces a new(More)
OBJECTIVE These studies have utilized a range of state-of-the-art surface techniques to gain insight into the mechanism of action of a new technology for dentin hypersensitivity relief based upon arginine and calcium carbonate and, in particular, to address important questions regarding the nature and extent of dentin tubule occlusion. METHODS Confocal(More)
PURPOSE To determine the efficacy of an in-office desensitizing paste containing 8% arginine and calcium carbonate relative to that of a commercially-available pumice prophylaxis paste in reducing dentin hypersensitivity instantly after a single application following a dental scaling procedure and to establish the duration of sensitivity relief over a(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary objective of this examiner-blind, randomized clinical study was to compare the effect of a toothpaste containing 8.0% arginine, calcium carbonate, and 1450 ppm fluoride, as sodium monofluorophosphate (MFP), in providing instant relief of dentin hypersensitivity when delivered as a single direct topical application using a cotton swab(More)
  • D Cummins
  • 2013
This paper provides an overview of modern concepts of dental caries, including its etiology, prevalence, and risk factors. The multifactorial nature of the disease is reviewed, and the concept of reducing caries initiation and progression by reducing pathological factors and restoring caries balance is discussed. In addition, the role and efficacy of(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of a new dentifrice containing 1.5% arginine, an insoluble calcium compound and 1450 ppm fluoride to arrest and reverse naturally occurring buccal caries lesions in children relative to a positive control dentifrice containing 1450 ppm fluoride alone. STUDY DESIGN Participants from Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China tested(More)
The objective of this double-blind clinical study was to compare the long-lasting overnight (10- to 12-hour) and 4-hour effects of Colgate Total Advanced Fresh toothpaste to a commercial fluoridated breath-freshening dentifrice in controlling the level of mouth-odor-causing bacteria. Thirty-two adult men and women from New Jersey participated in the(More)