desensitize

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desensitize (someone or something) to (something)

To lessen the effect that something has on someone or something. People blame video games for desensitizing kids to violence. This special toothpaste should desensitize to your teeth to cold beverages.
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desensitize someone to something

to make someone less sensitive to something. The doctor wanted to desensitize the allergic child to pollen. I took injections to desensitize me to house dust.
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Efficacy of two different CHX-containing desensitizers: a controlled double-blind study.
A systematic review was conducted to analyze the clinical effectiveness of current desensitizers with at least 3 months of followup.
But SenzAway is superior, he says, because it sells at a lower price point and is three times more effective than competing desensitizers.
Most recently, the company has introduced Senzzzzz Away tooth desensitizer. According to Majestic president Larry Fishman, a recent nationwide survey of more than 1,000 adults reveals that nearly 50% of the population experiences tooth sensitivity to cold, hot or sweet food and liquids.
Gluma Comfort Bond Plus Desensitizer (Heraeus Kulzer, Hanau, Germany) was applied to the patients in Group A.
(13,14) Some systems use a desensitizer, as glutaraldehyde, associated with monomers.
The VTLS/3M SelfCheck System includes a full-color monitor, date-due slip printer, 3M Tattle-Tape Security Strip Desensitizer, Multiple Book Detection feature, raster laser scanner, and Controller.
Request Of Proposal For Supply of expendable medical stores Gum Paint (Stolin), Plunger Nerve Canal Set of 6 assorted, Gluma Desensitizer, Lucitone Veined Material, Denture Adhesive Powder (Fitty Dent, Denture Cleansing Tablet, GP Cartridge 20G, Cheerio (Medicated Oral Gel, Pro-taper Paper Points F3 used in treatment of dental patients
1-selling temporary dental cement, as well as denture repair products Repair-It and Reline-It; tooth desensitizer SenzAway; and Proxi-Plus, said to be the only interdental brush that has a bonus flosser on the opposite end.
One of the company's newest products, Senzzzzz Away, is a tooth desensitizer that offers relief from tooth sensitivity caused by cold, sweets and heat.
Senzzzzz Away is a tooth desensitizer that will offer instant relief from tooth sensitivity due to cold, sweets and heat.
Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical efficacy of some desensitizer agents in reducing cervical dentin hypersensitivity over a 6month period.
NewCirc reports that there are features available on Fast Track not available on other self-checkout systems, such as an omnidirectional barcode reader that allows books and media to be placed in almost any position for scanning and a field-strength-control led security strip desensitizer so that a single process can be used for the checking out of books and videos.
Recently Majestic introduced SenzzzzAway, described as a revolutionary tooth desensitizer, and ProxiPlus, the only interdental brush with a bonus flosser on the other end.
Since then, Majestic has continued to innovate in the niche oral care market with Proxi-Plus, a interdental brush with a bonus flosser on the other end, Reline-It denture reliner and Senzzzzz Away, a tooth desensitizer that eliminates sensitivity to cold, sweets and heat for up to six months with just one application.