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Want To Solve Your Sensitive Teeth Problems?
Want To Solve Your Sensitive Teeth Problems?
Use This Easy, Simple Technique:
The 5-MSSSaS Technique (The 5-Minute Squish, Swish, Soak and Shower)
(Be sure to read the disclaimer at the bottom of this document.)
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What You Need
- Sensodyne Deep Clean potassium nitrate toothpaste
- Tom’s of Maine Rapid Relief arginine bicarbonate toothpaste
- A shower, toothbrush, floss, finger, tongue scraper
Sensodyne Deep Clean: Effective
- Decreases fluid flow in dentinal tubules.
- Decreases the activity of dental sensory nerves.
- Stops or reduces dental nerve signals from reaching the brain.
- One application may relieve sensitivity up to 5 days. Repeated use over several weeks or months can work for months or longer.
Tom’s of Maine Rapid Relief: Very Effective
- Forms “plugs” in dentinal tubule openings, much like corks in wine bottles.
- Raises dental plaque pH and favors the growth of alkaliphile microbes.
- Reduces dental plaque gooeyness, reduces tooth erosion, fights decay due to dry-mouth problems.
- One application may relieve sensitivity up to 28 days, and repeated use works even better for many months or longer.
- Sensodyne Deep Clean: Effective
Contrary to popular belief that multitasking reduces efficiency, multitasking dramatically improves effectiveness and efficiency in Dental Fitness. For example, my favorite Dental Fitness multitaskings are:
Taking care of my teeth while showering
- adds at least 5 minutes of oral-systemic health time during the shower
Chewing xylitol gum while doing almost anything
- adds hours of decay-fighting effects during the day, after eating and drinking, and between meals
Using Breathific Oral Strips while sleeping
- adds up to six hours of oral-systemic health benefits just by sleeping
What You Do With Either or Both Of The Toothpastes While Showering/Multitasking
- Step1: Before even disrobing for your shower, put a glob of toothpaste on the teeth with a finger or brush — but do not brush yet.
- Step 2: Rub it around the teeth and then squish and swish it back and forth between the teeth.
- Step 3: Floss the toothpaste between your teeth.
- Step 4: Brush like usual. (Think of your teeth like hair and the toothpaste is like shampoo).
- Step 5: Spit out the foam but DO NOT RINSE.
- Step 6: Repeat steps 1 and 2 with another glob of toothpaste.
- Step 7: Now let the toothpaste "soak" on the teeth like hair conditioner.
- Step 8: Disrobe, turn on shower, take a shower, wipe down the shower doors, dry off, and THEN spit out the excess, DO NOT RINSE.
- Step 9: Scrape your tongue, and now you can rinse just a little bit.
If you REALLY want to dramatically reduce sensitivity, you could use the Sensodyne for steps 1-5, since it basically soaks into tubules and desensitizes nerves, and then use the Tom's of Maine for steps 6-9 because it clogs the open pores of the dentinal tubules.
Or you could use one toothpaste in the morning and the other in the evening. Get creative. Experiment. That's what I do.
If you are planning to whiten your teeth, DEFINITELY use this method for a week before your teeth whitening appointment, and use it occasionally at home before and after whitening teeth with strips or trays.
The above simple technique allows you to achieve many things:
- Reduces toothpaste/toothbrush abrasion on roots by brushing mostly toothpaste foam instead of the pure paste and grit.
- Think about this a moment — when brushing your teeth, you never put fresh toothpaste on your brush for each tooth. You put a blob on the brush and start brushing. The pure paste and grit abrade the teeth the most wherever you start brushing. As you brush, the paste and grit become diluted and pretty soon you’re brushing mostly foam. So, if foamy toothpaste is good enough for 90% of your teeth, why not just dilute the grit and foam up the toothpaste at the beginning and just brush with foam. You’ll have waaay less tooth abrasion that way. Thus, less potential sensitivity. And less damage to repair later.
- Squishing, swishing, flossing, the toothpaste gets it between the teeth better than merely brushing it there.
- Soaking the teeth with toothpaste allows the active ingredients to work longer and do their jobs better.
- If you use both types of toothpaste (the Sensodyne and the Tom’s of Maine), you’ll get a double-whammy of desensitization. The Sensodyne tends to desensitize the nerves, and the Tom’s of Maine tends to plug the dentinal tubules so nothing gets directly to the nerves unless the whole tooth is heated or cooled too much.
Quick note: This technique is so effective that it could actually mask a serious tooth pain problem.
Tom’s of Maine states that just one application of its Rapid Relief can reduce sensitivity by up to 28 days.
Therefore, if you have dental pain that persists despite using this technique, it’s a possible sign that you have a more serious problem than mere tooth sensitivity.
If you have dental pain that lingers longer than a minute, or tends to get worse at night when you lie down to sleep, or wakes you up from sleep, and doesn’t get better after using this technique, you’d better see a dentist to evaluate the problem.
Now that you’ve gone through this basic Dental Fitness education, you can jumpstart the rest of your Dental Fitness training in the links below.
Whenever you're ready, here are some ways I can help you, your family, and friends:
1. Improve your home oral hygiene with this free, downloadable, 22-page, PDF booklet: "7 Easy Steps to Start Supercharging Your Oral Hygiene Efforts".
2. Get my 58-page downloadable book "The RENUZORAL Method of Dental Fitness" for just $5.97 USD.
3. Visit my websites RENUORAL.com or Breathificdental.com and get any of the products I recommend
4. Enroll in my Oral-Systemic Health for Life Masterclass to create customized, effective dental fitness systems and take charge of your dental destiny once and for all.
To our oral-systemic health!
Dr. Steve Edwards
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