Dentine hypersensitivity: most desensitising toothpastes provided benefit finds review


31 RCTs were identified for this review of desensitising toothpastes for dentine hypersensitivity. A wide range of agents were tested and most were found to be effective although the number of trials available for each agent was relatively small range from 3-8 studies.

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Study suggests that single application of prophylaxis paste can reduce dentine hypersensitivity


Dentine hypersensitivity (DH) is a relatively common problem and we have reported on a number of studies and reviews over the past 12 months that have assessed various treatments to alleviate this problem.   This aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a prophylaxis paste containing 15% calcium sodium phosphosilicate (NovaMin® ), with [read the full story…]

Study finds high levels of dentine hypersensitivity in young European adults


Dentine hypersensitivity (DH) and various treatments have been used to treat the condition (Dental Elf 17th July).  Epidemiological studies have produced prevalence figures for this ranging from 1.34% to 98% so the objective of this study, was to determine by clinical examination combined with a questionnaire, the prevalence of DH in 18–35 years old Europeans [read the full story…]

Study suggests that use of dentine bonding agents provides the greatest improvement in dentine hypersensitivity at 2 weeks and 6 months


The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of three different interventions (non-desensitising toothpaste, desensitising toothpaste and professionally applied dentine bonding agent) in reducing dentinal hypersensitivity over a 2-week, 3-month and 6-month- period in a dental practice setting. In this practice based study patients adults (18-75yrs of age) with at least one sensitive [read the full story…]

Review suggests that some lasers are effective in treatment of dentine hypersensitivity


In my blog on 25th June 2011 we looked at a systematic review which aimed to assess whether laser therapy was more effective than desensitising agents for dentine hypersensitivity.   This latest systematic review on the topic by  Sgolastra et al  aimed to assess the efficacy of lasers, stratified according to laser type, on changes in [read the full story…]

New study suggests better outcomes with arginine toothpaste and mouthwash regimen for dentine hypersensitivity treatment.


Earlier this month (Dental Elf 18th Feb) we looked at a systematic review of the use of arginine toothpastes to reduce dentine hypersensitivity.   A new study is now available which compares arginine toothpaste, potassium nitrate toothpaste against a standard fluoride toothpaste. Adult patients with at least two hypersensitive teeth were randomised to one of three [read the full story…]

Little evidence available for the effectiveness of arginine-containing toothpastes in managing dentine hypersensitivity


Last year we looked at a number of studies that looked at the effectiveness of various toothpastes in reducing dentine hypersensitivity (Dental Elf 30th October 2012).  The aim of this review was to assess the effectiveness of arginine-containing desensitising toothpastes in comparison to control agents in reducing dentine hypersensitivity (DH).   The aetiology of DH is [read the full story…]

Trial shows improvements in dentine hypersensitivity with different toothpastes


Dentine hypersensitivity (DH) arises from exposed dentine as a result of various stimuli. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of three commercially available toothpastes in the reduction of dentine hypersensitivity. 149 participants (72 males and 77 females; aged 20 to 60 years) were randomised to four groups:- Group 1-toothpaste containing 5% [read the full story…]

New review suggests that most dentine hypersensitivity treatments provide some benefit


Dentine hypersensitivity  – is a short sharp pain that arises from exposed dentine typically in response to thermal stimuli.  The aim of this review and network meta-analysis was to compare the effectiveness of different in-surgery treatments for dentine hypersensitivity. The databases Medline, Science Direct, ISI web of science, Ovid, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled [read the full story…]

Limited evidence for the use of oxalates for treating dentine hypersensitivity


Dentine hypersensitivity is a troublesome  condition that results in sharp sudden burst of pain in response to thermal stimuli such as hot or cold foods, but may also arise from tactile stimuli such as use of  a toothbrush. Prevalence of the condition has been reported as high as 74% in some studies. This 2011 review [read the full story…]