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Common Questions about sensitivity

  • Does Sensodyne toothpaste help prevent cavities?

    Yes. All Sensodyne products contain fluoride, which helps protect against cavities.

  • How do I get rid of my tooth sensitivity?

    Using a daily sensitivity toothpaste, like Sensodyne, can relieve and protect against tooth sensitivity pain when used twice every day.

  • How can I whiten sensitive teeth?

    If you have sensitive teeth and are looking for a toothpaste that relieves sensitivity and removes stains effectively, Sensodyne Brilliant Whitening gently and effectively helps to remove stains to restore the natural whiteness of your teeth, while also delivering long-lasting sensitivity protection.

  • What causes tooth sensitivity?

    Over time, your tooth enamel can wear away and gums can recede, exposing the dentin that leads to the nerves inside your teeth. Certain triggers can aggravate these nerves, causing sensitivity pain.

  • What makes my sensitive teeth hurt?

    Certain triggers (like ice cream or hot coffee) can stimulate the nerves inside your teeth, resulting in a sudden, short, sharp pain, known as tooth sensitivity.

  • Is tooth sensitivity common?

    Yes. As many as 1 in 3 people may experience dentine hypersensitivity/tooth sensitivity.1

  • How often should I use Sensodyne toothpaste?

    Use Sensodyne toothpaste as your daily toothpaste, brushing twice a day, every day, for effective sensitivity protection.

  • How to Brush Teeth?

    Sensitive teeth need to be cared for in a special way and if teeth are sensitive, there are some important but simple steps that can be taken to brush teeth correctly to help stop them from getting worse. For more information and guidance, check this link.

[1] Addy, M. (2002) 'Dentine hypersensitivity: new perspectives on an old problem', International Dental Journal, 52(S5P2), pp. 367-375.