Why do I feel short, sharp sensation in my teeth?

If a bite of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee triggers a short, sharp sensation, it could be a sign that you have sensitive teeth.

Tooth sensitivity is common and can develop over time, typically because of gum recession or enamel wear.

Whats sensitivity
Ice pops could be the cause of your tooth pain and sensitivity

1 in 3 people may experience tooth sensitivity1
As many as 2 in 5 young adults (18-35 year olds) may also have the condition.2 Find out if you may have sensitivity by taking our quick quiz. It takes less than a minute to complete.

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How do you protect sensitive teeth?

Maintaining good oral care habits makes it easy to manage sensitive teeth. Once you experience sensitivity, it can get worse. But brushing twice a day, every day, with Sensodyne is an easy way to reduce sensitivity, providing ongoing sensitivity protection.


Start using Sensodyne

Get ongoing sensitivity protection.

Brush 2x a day, every day

Use a soft-bristled toothbrush.

Visit your dentist

Schedule a checkup as often as your dentist recommends.

*With twice daily brushing

How Sensodyne Can Help

Sensodyne is specially formulated to protect against tooth sensitivity and is a dentist recommended toothpaste brand for sensitive teeth.

It works by creating a barrier over sensitive areas of your tooth, ultimately offering ongoing sensitivity protection when you brush with it twice a day, every day.

Sensodyne products that help protect against tooth sensitivity

[1] Addy, M. (2002) 'Dentine hypersensitivity: new perspectives on an old problem', International Dental Journal, 52(S5P2), pp. 367-375.

[2] West, N. X., Sanz, M., Lussi, A., Bartlett, D., Bouchard, P. and Bourgeois, D. (2013) 'Prevalence of dentine hypersensitivity and study of associated factors: A European population-based cross-sectional study', Journal of Dentistry, 41(10), pp. 841-851.