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Whitening and Sensitive Teeth

Solutions for optimal dentrifice whitening and formulations for sensitive teeth.
Most tooth surface stains consist of tightly linked proteins, carbohydrates and calcium. Whitening agents help remove tooth surface stains either by physical interaction or by chemical interaction with the stain components. An example of physical stain removal is using a polishing agent with higher abrasivity, like DCPA or DCPD. An example of chemical stain removal involves the use of sodium tripolyphosphate (STPP), which is effective by complexing (chelating) the calcium component of the stain. Other whitening agents used in toothpastes include certain enzymes and oxidizing agents.

Tricalcium phosphate (TCP) appears in some formulations for sensitive teeth. The form of tricalcium phosphate that is commercially available is the same hydroxyapatite, which is also the mineral form of teeth. The mode of action of TCP in this type of toothpaste is likely through entry of these extremely fine particles into the tubules in the teeth, partially filling these tubules and protecting the nerves. Formulations with TCP cannot contain fluoride for caries protection because of chemical compatibilities.

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Dicalcium Phosphate Dihydrate DCPD Polishing ingredient in toothpastes.
Lustre-Phos® It's a specially formulated dental abrasive that contributes to paste sheen and pleasant mouth feel. It provides more abrasivity than dicalcium phosphate dihydrate alone, maintains paste consistency, and is compatible with other toothpaste ingredients.
Madrells Salt Surface treatment in powder form. Insoluble in water. Also known as IMP, abrasive ingredient.
Monopotassium Phosphate Additive to fertilizer to provide phosphorus and potassium; potable water treatment; buffer systems: specialty ceramics.
PHOSKADENT® NA 211 Fluoridation of toothcare products.
PHOSKADENT® Pyro Dispersant and prevention of plaque.
PHOSKADENT® Pyro S Prevention of plaque, pH-adjustment
PHOSKADENT® SF Fluoridation of toothcare products.
Sodium Hexametaphosphate Attributes: sequestration, deflocculation, infinitely soluble, corrosion inhibitor, and the chelation of calcium and iron.
Sodium Monoflourophosphate Flouridation of toothcare products.
Tricalcium Phosphate Flow control agent, anti-corrosion pigment, ceramic system filler. Functional addtive for some formulations for sensitive teeth.