Sunday, June 15, 2008

Patient Question: Sensodyne-F and Insomnia

Recently, a patient asked whether there was any relationship between using Sensodyne-F (a desensitizing toothpaste) and insomnia. I couldn't answer him definitively. However, a quick literature search on the Pubmed database including some of the major medicinal components of the toothpaste revealed no known relationship. I did find an anecdote on Google, but no scientific literature.

Take care

Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
(1/2 km north of the QEW in the Dome Building)
(905) 273-7100