Media spotlight on ‘cheesy’ cure for sensitive teeth

From time to time on our blog we spotlight some of the media stories from all over the world that are focusing on teeth and dental issues.

Many of the stories relate to research – some of which may not be 100% conclusive and some often in its early stages.

Yesterday the focus was on sensitive teeth issues and a study being carried out in a Taiwanese medical university.

If you have issues with sensitive teeth, consult your dentist.

If you have issues with sensitive teeth, consult your dentist.


The medics have been working on creating a toothpaste containing an ingredient that’s found naturally in cheese and meat which they claim may reduce – by almost 80% according to the reports – the incidence of teeth sensitivity.

This ingredient is called arginine and the researchers used a study group of 43 patients. They found that the paste reduced sensitivity by 61% in the first four weeks and 78.1% after using daily for eight weeks.

The team from the Chung Shan Medical University – states the Daily Mail – point out that arginine can play a role in wound healing and is found in dairy product, fish and meat.


Tooth sensitivity can occur for a number of reasons but particularly if the gum recedes and exposes a sensitive later called dentine. The arginine is believed to reduce the sensitivity by helping to form a protective later over the dentine.

Should you have any issues with teeth sensitivity it is always worth having a dental check-up to ascertain the reason.

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Caring for children’s teeth: prevention better than cure

For children starting the regular dental check-ups is of paramount importance and we often welcome youngsters at our Glasgow dental clinic.

My eldest son, who’s four, popped in for his six monthly check-up just the other day with his mum who’s a paediatric dental specialist.

Six-monthly check-up for children is key part of dental care.

Six-monthly check for children is key part of dental care programme.

His clinical and x ray examinations showed a healthy, well maintained dentition and some fluoride was applied for good measure.

Even the children of dentists enjoy sweet treats from time to time, but with thorough brushing twice per day and regular check ups, the potentially destructive effects of these treats can be controlled.


If your child enjoys sweet treats or drinks, ensure that they brush their teeth regularly (even straight away after the treat if possible).

And aim to limit the intake of sweets and fruit or carbonated drinks to meal times.

Prevention is always far better than cure.

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