About Sensitive Teeth
How Sensodyne Works
Sensodyne toothpastes work in one of two ways to relieve
the pain of sensitive teeth. This depends on the product's active
ingredient, which can either occlude the dentine or act on the
nerve in your tooth. The active ingredients used are
Strontium (e.g. Sensodyne Original, Sensodyne Rapid
Relief), Potassium (e.g. Sensodyne Daily Care) and
patented NovaMin™ technology (Sensodyne Repair and
The potassium ion in Sensodyne toothpaste depolarizes the
nerve and protects it from firing. The nerve impulses do not reach
the brain and the resulting pain is stopped.
Twice daily brushing with Sensodyne toothpaste will help to
relieve the pain of sensitive teeth and help protect sensitivity
from coming back.
Sensodyne Rapid Relief and Original contains strontium
acetate and strontium chloride respectively.
The strontium in Sensodyne Rapid Relief and Sensodyne Original
blocks the exposed tubules within the dentinal tissue. This
prevents the flow of the fluid within the tubules that would
otherwise cause tooth pain.
Sensodyne Repair & Protect contains
advanced, patented NovaMin™ technology, which is proven to help
repair sensitive teeth by forming a mineral layer over exposed
dentine to help block tubules. It helps to repair vulnerable areas
that cause the occasional twinges of sensitivity, with twice daily
A Sign of Something More Serious?
Please check with your dentist to ensure that any discomfort
that you are experiencing is due to tooth sensitivity.
*Sensodyne Repair & Protect provides proven relief with
twice daily brushing.