How Sensodyne Toothpaste Helps Relieve Sensitivity

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All Sensodyne toothpastes are designed to relieve and protect against sensitivity* while also offering the benefits of a regular toothpaste, such as cavity protection and fresh breath. Here’s how Sensodyne works to help you relieve your sensitivity so you can enjoy the things you love.

You can help manage tooth sensitivity at home with a proper oral care routine and a specialised toothpaste.


How It Works

Each Sensodyne toothpaste uses one of three main ingredients to help relieve sensitivity: Potassium nitrate, Stannous fluoride or NovaMin. Potassium nitrate works to soothe sensitivity pain by calming the nerves in your teeth. Stannous fluoride forms a protective barrier over the sensitive areas of your teeth. NovaMin forms a protective layer over the sensitive areas of the teeth. All these methods are effective ways to relieve sensitivity, and Sensodyne features a range of toothpastes using each ingredient.

Illustration of Potassium Nitrate and Stannous Fluoride

How to Maintain Relief

The key to relieving your tooth sensitivity with Sensodyne is to use it properly. Like your regular toothpaste, you should use Sensodyne twice a day, every day. Although sensitivity can be relieved, it may not be curable, and therefore requires ongoing management. Continuing to use it as your daily toothpaste will help you feel relief both now and in the future.


*With twice daily brushing

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Do you experience a short, sharp pain when eating or drinking hot or cold foods and drinks? Now's the time to think about whether it's caused by tooth sensitivity.



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