Hey guys. Since I know a lot of people here are more involved with the fluoride issue, I thought I should ask.
Lately my front teeth have been very sensitive, specifically, to cold sensations. In fact, it is actually TORTUROUS if ice cream touches it while I eat (the back or front of the front teeth) So I cannot bare to eat ice cream unless it goes directly to the back of my mouth.
I have no history of cavities. Ever. Although I do have lots of plaque, especially on these said sensitive teeth. However, I do remember to brush twice a day. The only thing notable is I had two of my front teeth removed when I was little.. I don't know why, but I remember as a kid I was hit directly at my mouth and it was constantly sore until I had those teeth removed. But I was just a little child. It may or may not be related.
Anyways, a family member of mine who use to work as a dental assistant bought me some "Colgate PreviDent BOOSTER". Here's the thing though. Right below the title it says "1.1% Sodium Fluoride" (And below it says "High Strength Fluoride Toothpaste" and "Spearmint Liquid Gel")
Now, this sensitivity issue is REALLY bothering me, and I would LOVE to do something about it! Brushing twice a day does not seem to do anything to make this better, and it in fact gets WORSE as I grow older!
So do you think I should use the toothpaste or not? They're marketing fluoride as if it is a good thing... I mean, I do know fluoride DOES work somewhat in protecting teeth when applied directly to the teeth, since a chemist friend of mine explained once how it works (I forgot his explanation, though he DID debunk Water Fluoridation since water does not touch most your teeth when you drink from a glass or bottle....)
It's probably not a big deal anyways since I use to get fluoride treatments from the dentist all the time, where I would bite down on a cup with the fluoride in it and the dentist would suck it out with a tube,
Still, I want the RPF perspective on this: Would such a toothpaste even accomplish what I want it to do? (Reduce sensitivity?) Or, from an educated standpoint, do you think it's just a load of crap, and unnecessary fluoride intake?