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Efficacy of desensitizing products for hypersensitivity relief in MIH-affected molars

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We are delighted to present the article Efficacy of desensitizing products containing 8% arginine and calcium carbonate for hypersensitivity relief in MIH-affected molars: an 8-week clinical study


Objectives The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy in reducing hypersensitivity in molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH)-affected molars immediately and over 8 weeks combining a single in-office application and a homed-based program with desensitizing products containing 8% arginine and calcium carbonate. Materials and methods Nineteen children with at least one MIH-affected molar with hypersensitivity were included. Hypersensitivity was assessed with an evaporative (air) stim-ulus and a tactile stimulus. Each child received a single in-office treatment with a desensitizing paste containing 8% ar-ginine and calcium carbonate (elmex Sensitive Professional desensitizing paste), followed by 8 weeks of brushing twice daily with a desensitizing toothpaste containing 8% arginine, calcium carbonate with 1450 ppm fluoride (elmex Sensitive Professional toothpaste), using the elmex Sensitive Professional toothbrush. Additionally, the corresponding mouthwash (elmex Sensitive Professional mouthwash) was used. Clinical assessments were made at baseline, immediate-ly after the in-office treatment and after 1, 2, 4 and 8 weeks of brushing twice daily.

Katrin Bekes & Karolin Heinzelmann & Stefan Lettner & Hans-Günter Schaller


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