All About Tooth Sensitivity

If you feel a short, sharp twinge of pain when eating hot or cold foods and drinks, brushing or flossing, or even breathing cold air—you may have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity is a common dental problem that can develop over time, typically as a result of gum recession or enamel wear.


Read these articles to learn more about tooth sensitivity and how to treat it.

Experiencing Tooth Sensitivity

Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

Learn about the possible causes of sensitive teeth, such as enamel wear and gum recession.

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Symptoms of Tooth Sensitivity

Read about typical symptoms and triggers of tooth sensitivity and other types of tooth pain.

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Treating Tooth Sensitivity

Find out how you can treat tooth sensitivity both at home and in the dentist’s office.

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Managing Tooth Sensitivity

See how to relieve discomfort and get ongoing guidance to help manage tooth sensitivity.

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The Sensodyne Online Check Up

The Sensodyne® Online Check Up

Not sure you have sensitive teeth? Our Online Check Up is a useful tool which may help you recognize some of the typical symptoms. It only takes a few minutes and you can take it right now.

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