Sensodyne offers lasting relief for people with sensitive teeth. Sensodyne has been specially formulated for everyday use to protect teeth and prevent the return of the pain or discomfort of sensitivity. Brushing with Sensodyne twice-daily can stop you worrying about sensitivity.
People who have sensitive teeth often miss out on many of life’s pleasures unnecessarily, such as ice-cream and cold drinks. Regular brushing with Sensodyne helps relieve the pain of sensitive teeth, allowing you to enjoy the food and drink you’ve been avoiding. Equally importantly it helps you maintain strong teeth and healthy gums. It keeps your breath fresh too.
If you have sensitive teeth, you’ll probably experience occasional discomfort or pain when eating or drinking cold, hot or acidic food, or when you brush your teeth. It’s nothing to be embarrassed about, and there is no reason to suffer. Twice-daily brushing with Sensodyne can prevent sensitivity while controlling plaque and protecting your teeth.
Sensitivity isn’t necessarily a sign of weak teeth. Nor is it necessarily a result of ageing or your inherited genes, and it doesn’t mean your teeth are about to fall out. Underneath the protective enamel coating of teeth is a highly porous layer called dentine. Once dentine becomes exposed, the nerve in the centre of the tooth becomes susceptible to stimuli and responds with a short sharp pain. The usual reason for exposed dentine is receding gums, which commonly results from over-enthusiastic brushing or gum disease.
The causes of sensitive teeth
The primary causes of sensitive teeth involve receding gums and damage to the protective layer of tooth enamel. Some of the common reasons this happens include:
Bad brushing - Excessive and overly vigorous brushing can wear away enamel exposing the underlying dentine. Dentine may also be exposed as a result of gum recession or gum disease.
Stress - Grinding your teeth will wear away enamel. Unfortunately some people grind their teeth unconsciously while asleep.
Acidic Diet - Acidic food and drink can cause erosion of tooth enamel, and this is often exacerbated by over-enthusiastic toothbrushing. This can expose the underlying dentine which is sensitive to hot and cold.