Dentin hypersensitivity. Occlusion of dentinal tubules by brushing with and without an abrasive dentifrice.

Abstract

Daily toothbrushing with and without an abrasive dentifrice was performed on the ground surfaces of human cervical dentin attached to resin plates, which had been exposed to the oral cavities of 4 subjects for 8 weeks. Brushing with a dentifrice containing calcium hydrogen phosphate as an abrasive caused most of the dentinal tubules to open. The patency of… (More)

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