With twice daily brushing, Sensodyne Repair and Protect toothpaste can actually repair sensitive teeth. Its active ingredients, novamin, builds a repairing layer over the vulnerable areas of your teeth. Sensodyne Repair and Protect toothpaste provides effective lasting relief from the sensation of sensitivity and offers everyday cavity protection.
What is Tooth Sensitivity?
Sensitivity is the short, sharp pain experienced when eating or drinking something cold, hot, sweet, sour or spicy. This is because of exposed dentine – the inner core of the tooth surrounding the nerve. This can lead to other problems if not treated.
What Causes Sensitive Teeth?
Dentinal hypersensitivity, or tooth sensitivity, is a common dental problem. It’s a condition that can develop over time, as a result of common problems such as receding gums and enamel wear. Most sufferers are between 20 and 50 years old. Tooth sensitivity can start to happen when the softer, inner part of the tooth called ‘dentine’ becomes exposed. Dentine lies under the enamel and the gums.