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Dr. Gerald P. Curatola

Dentist

Dr. Gerald Curatola is a Dentist practicing in New York, New York. Dr. Curatola specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Dr. Gerald P. Curatola
  • New York, New York
  • New York University School of Dentistry
  • Accepting new patients

Can a toothpaste help with tooth sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity to temperature variations can occur for a number of reasons. Most frequently, this is due to exposed dentin of the tooth such as from from exposed tooth roots READ MORE
Tooth sensitivity to temperature variations can occur for a number of reasons. Most frequently, this is due to exposed dentin of the tooth such as from from exposed tooth roots during gum recession or thinning enamel due to a deficiency of an active remineralization process. Some commercial toothpastes use chemicals that try to block exposed dentinal tubules to decrease sensitivity but this is really treating the symptom and not the cause. The active remineralization process of the tooth takes place when the bacterial community of the mouth (known as the Oral Microbiome) is in balance, and there is a production of saliva from which the bacteria transport ionic minerals from and onto the surface of teeth. I developed a natural toothpaste with this essential remineralization process in mind. It is called REVITIN (www.revitin.com). Using a blend of prebiotics, natural minerals and vitamins, Revitin has been helpful in reducing sensitivity by fostering a healthy ecology in the mouth and respecting your body’s ability to heal itself.

Dr. Gerry Curatola