Crest Pro Toothpaste

vala55August 29, 2011

I thought some of you might be interested in this. I had my usual cleaning at the dentist and told the hygienist that I had some thread like white slime in my mouth. Sometimes it was so thick I cleaned it off with a toothbrush. She replied with, "you are using Crest Pro Health tooth paste aren't you?" I had not told her that. She had heard of it before. She said it was like it was sloughing off skin. The roof of my mouth burned a bit when I drank certain things, don't know if that was the reason or not.

I also had a lot of stain on my teeth which is unusual for me. I thought she would never get through scraping it off. I figured it was the fluoride in the toothpaste and in my gel cam. Crest Pro Health has 0.454%, most toothpaste with fluoride I looked at today only had 0.2 something %. I don't drink coffee or hot tea so that can't be the culprit.

She also said there is not much difference in toothpaste ingredients, one is as good as another. I bought an 85 cent tube of Aim to try.

To top it all off, I haven't used my Gel Cam since then and my teeth are not sensitive at all.

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Thanks for the heads up. I don't use a fluoride toothpaste but I'm sure a lot of people would like to have this info.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 9:33PM
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You are welcome. I am always interested in things like this and thought others might be.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 10:55PM
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Personally I found once I started flossing regularly every night, my sensitivity has disappeared. The dentists were right all along. I'm also not sure how effective it is, or if it's just a placebo effect, but I'm doing this thing called "oil pulling", where you swish olive oil in your mouth for 10 min a day. That also seems to help me.

These guys also seem to have something to say about it in a comical way:

Here is a link that might be useful: 9 out of 10 Dentists

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 4:36PM
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My sensitivity is caused by the loss of enamel at the gum line due to clinching my teeth for years. I had them filled and stopped it, but the filling in one place did not stay, so I am using gel cam. I

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 5:05PM
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I do oil pulling and it has worked wonders for my sensitive teeth plus it naturally whitened them. I haven't done it for 2-3 weeks now and the sensitivity is coming back so I will start again tomorrow. I use coconut oil myself.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 10:21PM
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I used that same toothpaste for a week and developed tooth sensitivity even though I've used Crest strips for years. I threw the toothpaste away.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 12:04AM
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