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TEETHMATE DESENSITIZER: A natural solution for sensitive teeth

Kuraray Noritake Dental's TEETHMATE DESENSITIZER creates safe and harmless tubule sealing for patients with dentine sensitivity, providing them with immediate relief from pain. (Image: Kuraray Noritake Dental)
Kuraray Noritake Dental

Kuraray Noritake Dental

Tue. 23. January 2018


Kuraray Noritake Dental’s TEETHMATE DESENSITIZER is designed to provide an immediate and long-lasting solution for dentine sensitivity. Owing to a specially modified powder free of potential irritants like methacrylates and colophony resins, TEETHMATE DESENSITIZER is biocompatible and harmless to tissue. The first desensitiser to form hydroxyapatite, TEETHMATE DESENSITIZER possesses a neutral taste that will please patients. Since its introduction in 2013, dentists have hailed the product for its safe tubule sealing and for providing patients with immediate relief.

TEETHMATE DESENSITIZER consists of a powder, composed mainly of calcium phosphate, and a liquid, whose chief component is water. The powder and liquid simply need to be mixed. After the paste has been applied with a superfine brush to the affected area for 30 seconds, the material sets into hydroxyapatite, providing an instant reduction of hypersensitivity by sealing the dentinal tubules and microcracks in the enamel.

Hydroxyapatite: The human body’s strongest mineral
The presence of hydroxyapatite encourages tooth remineralisation, protecting teeth against hypersensitivity and after professional tooth cleaning. TEETHMATE DESENSITIZER is composed of two different calcium phosphates that react under water to form hydroxyapatite. Since Kuraray Noritake Dental’s technology ensures the right calcium–phosphate ion ratio with a suitable pH level, the newly formed hydroxyapatite acts as if it were the patient’s own, crystallising so that it can neatly seal dentinal tubules and enamel cracks.

Suitable for most sensitivity issues
TEETHMATE DESENSITIZER has a wide range of indications, from whitening-related dentine sensitivity to the treatment of dentine exposed by periodontitis, abraded by harsh toothbrushing, or prepared for fillings and/or restorations.

TEETHMATE DESENSITIZER is an invisible and durable form of treatment. When applied, it occludes open dentinal tubules without leaving a film on the tooth. It is fast and easy to use—simply mix the powder and liquid, apply with a rubbing motion to the sensitive region for 30 seconds and rinse lightly with water. No air blowing or light curing is required, as the calcium phosphates in the substance harden on their own, providing patients with fast relief from sensitivity-related pain.

Proven effectiveness
In a survey conducted by Kuraray Noritake Dental, Japanese dentists were asked to rate the effectiveness of TEETHMATE DESENSITIZER. Of the 285 respondents, 92 per cent said that they were satisfied with the product’s effectiveness.

No impact on bond strength
TEETHMATE DESENSITIZER has been clinically proven not to reduce the bond strength of adhesives or cements when it is used prior to their application. This is a considerable advantage for dentists using etch and rinse adhesives, for instance, as they can apply TEETHMATE DESENSITIZER without any concerns about potentially deleterious effects on restorations. A smart, invisible and durable form of dentine sensitivity treatment, TEETHMATE DESENSITIZER promises to satisfy both dentists and patients.

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