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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 104-109

Efficacy of NovaMin- and Pro-Argin-containing desensitizing dentifrices on occlusion of dentinal tubules

1 Dental Solutions, Mumbai, Maharastra, India
2 JSS Dental College and Hospital, Mysore, Karnataka, India
3 Dr D Y Patil Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharastra, India
4 Anirudh Dental Clinic, Belgaum, India
5 Consultant Endodontist, Sai Surekha Dental Care, Bengaluru, India

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DOI: 10.4103/denthyp.denthyp_30_17

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Introduction: Dentin hypersensitivity is a commonly occurring condition characterized by short, sharp pain arising from the exposed dentine in response to stimuli. Materials and Methods: Seventy extracted human permanent molars were selected and divided into four groups. The photomicrographs of the surface from the center of each dentinal block were obtained using a scanning electron microscope. The objective of this study was to evaluate the ability of three desensitizing dentifrices − SHY-NM (NovaMin), Sensitive Pro-Relief (8% arginine and calcium carbonate) and Thermoseal (10% strontium chloride) − for dentinal tubule occlusion using a scanning electron microscope. Results: All of the desensitizing dentifrices evaluated, SHY-NM showed the highest percentage of tubular occlusion (95.58%) followed by Sensitive Pro-Relief (89.90%). The least amount of tubular occlusion was shown by Thermoseal (86.12%). Conclusion: NovaMin-containing toothpaste, SHY-NM, showed maximum tubular occlusion and it appears to be a promising desensitizing dentifrice.

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