Your dentist can also advise you on suitable options for managing sensitive teeth, including recommending a suitable oral care routine to help relieve tooth sensitivity. They can also explain how to manage the underlying causes of tooth sensitivity – most likely to be gum problems and enamel erosion.
2. SWAP TO A SPECIALIST SENSITIVE TOOTHPASTE
You can gain relief from tooth sensitivity by changing your regular toothpaste to a specially formulated desensitizing toothpaste, such as a Sensodyne toothpaste.
Sensodyne products are specially formulated to help protect against tooth sensitivity. Brushing twice daily with Sensodyne toothpaste helps deliver all these benefits:
- Sensitivity relief
- Lasting sensitivity protection
- Cavity protection
- Fresh taste
3. CHOOSE THE RIGHT TOOTHPASTE
Over the years, our scientists have formulated different technologies into toothpastes specially designed to relieve tooth sensitivity.
If you are looking for fast relief, Sensodyne Rapid Relief works in 60 seconds, so you can get back to eating and drinking without worrying about those unpleasant twinges.3
Sensodyne also has a range of toothpastes that offer different benefits: freshen breath, gently whiten, maintain healthy gums. Explore the Sensodyne range to choose the best sensitive toothpaste to suit your needs.
4. TAKE CARE OF YOUR TEETH AND GUMS
A good daily oral hygiene routine is key to preventing tooth sensitivity. We recommend twice daily brushing with a Sensodyne toothpaste with fluoride, using a soft bristled toothbrush. Ask your dentist or hygienist for advice on the best oral hygiene routine for you.
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2Sensitive Teeth: Causes and Treatment. (2003). JADA, [online] 134. Available at: https://www.ada.org/~/media/ADA/Science%20and%20Research/Files/patient_33.pdf?la=en [Accessed 8 Nov. 2019].
3Mason S, Hughes N, Sufi F, Bannon L, Maggio B, North M, Holt J. A Comparative Clinical Study Investigating the Efficacy of a Dentifrice Containing 8% Strontium Acetate and 1040 ppm Fluoride in a Silica Base and a Control Dentifrice Containing 1450 ppm Fluoride in a Silica Base to Provide Immediate Relief of Dentin Hypersensitivity. The Journal of Clinical Dentistry. 2010; 21(2): 42-48.