- Exposed areas of porous dentine can be prone to discolouration as well as sensitivity
- It has been specially developed for people with sensitive teeth
- With Fluoride to help prevent tooth decay, this low-abrasion toothpaste is formulated to gently yet effectively remove stains, helping restore teeth to their natural whiteness
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.
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