Help me Doctor – Renuca

Thanks a lot friends for overwhelming response here , as its hard to read each and every comment and reply them with equal attention here is today’s first question which is asked by RENUCA …..

Hi, Dr.Shilpa..Thx for caring enough to offer your expertise here.. I have one query which I wanted clarified with a dentist..
I have sensitive teeth (the enamel has worn out) and have been using Colgate sensitive for the last couple of months for relief but I was told that I shouldn’t be using it over extended period …is this true?

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  1. shilpa says:

    hi renuca….sorry i m yet to draft and edit my elaborate reply…………….apologies…..
    but let me clear your doubt here…….your dentist is absolutely correct in saying that you should not use sensitivity tooth patses for prolonged periods,not more than three months at a stretch and that too only once a day.
    the reason is that when u use these toothpastes for prolonged periods,the ingredients of these toothpastes cause sclerosis of dentinal tubules present in our teeth.sclerosis means hardening or inflammation …..and because of that inflammation the sensitivity increases……….
    and i will update you in detail shortly……

    • Zara says:

      Oh is that so?? Thanx for the clarification Doc..My hubs also uses toothpaste for sensi teeth regularly..and he’salways had dental issues…I’ll ask him to switch to a normal toothpaste for a while… πŸ™‚

      • shilpa says:

        hi zara…….thx fr replying bak……tomorrow i m going to do a post on sensitivity of teeth… that i’ll elaborate how to use sensitivity toothpastes…..then u’ll have a better idea…….

    • rashmi says:

      thank you so much Shilpa am glad you replied here πŸ˜€ will wait for detailed reply and now my question here …
      you can draft and then i will post it πŸ˜€

      What all measures should a women take during pregnancy regarding teeth ?? I remember you mentioned some test and few guidelines… not that am pregnant but would love to hear from you regarding that πŸ˜€
      thanks shilpa for everything

  2. shilpa says:

    hi mac guru……pregnancy is a very beautiful phase of a woman’s life…..specially the first one….but at that time lots of hormonal changes are going on in the body of woman….and that affects teeth also…..give me some time…..i’ll cover up this topic in a day or two then will tell u what all to do and what not….

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