Clinical studies prove NUPRO® Sensodyne® relieves hypersensitivity better than regular prophy paste

June 7, 2013
Michael Quirk
Michael Quirk

Issue 6

Two clinical studies conducted by separate research institutions concluded that Dentsply’s NUPRO Sensodyne prophylaxis paste with NovaMin® offers a substantial reduction in dentine hypersensitivity for an extended period of time.

Two clinical studies conducted by separate research institutions concluded that Dentsply’sNUPRO Sensodyne prophylaxis paste with NovaMin® offers a substantial reduction in dentine hypersensitivity for an extended period of time.

The first study, conducted by J.L. Milleman and others at Salus Research and published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, employed a randomized, double-blind, single-site, three-arm parallel method to ascertain the effectiveness of paste containing calcium sodium phosphosilicate (CSPS, the primary ingredient of NovaMin) with and without fluoride. Following scaling and root planning, the researchers found that a single application of both non-fluorinated and fluorinated CSPS offered a significant reduction in dentine hypersensitivity for at least 28 days.

The second study published in the American Journal of Dentistry in October 2012 investigated the reduction in dentine hypersensitivity after a single application of NUPRO Sensodyne paste to a standard prophy paste following dental scaling and root planning.  After comparing the two pastes, the results indicated that both fluorinated and non-fluorinated NUPRO pastes relieve dentin hypersensitivity for up to four weeks after a single application.

Able to replace conventional chairside pastes for regular prophylaxis treatment, NUPRO Sensodyne combines the benefits of prophy and desensitizing pastes, allowing patients to be more comfortable during and after the treatment.

For more information about NUPRO Sensodyne prophylaxis paste with NovaMin, or to place an order, head to www.nupro_sensodyne.com.