The 4 Best Toothpastes for Sensitive Teeth

The 4 Best Toothpastes for Sensitive Teeth

Does the thought of digging into a bowl of ice cream make you cringe? If you are like one of the many people in the U.S. who suffer from sensitive teeth, it might. A new survey published in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) found that one out of every eight people has sensitive teeth. If you have sensitive teeth, there are a number of remedies you can try to alleviate some of the sensitivity including choosing the right toothpaste. In this article, we will discuss the best toothpaste for sensitive teeth. 

Ingredients to Look For

There are many varieties and brands of toothpaste made for sensitive teeth. The best toothpaste for sensitive teeth and gums generally includes two specific ingredients not usually found in regular toothpaste. They are potassium nitrate and arginine. Potassium nitrate blocks nerve pathways from the outer layer of the tooth to the inner layer which has the effect of desensitizing the tooth. Arginine is an amino acid that occurs naturally in saliva. It creates a protective layer on the tooth that allows the tooth to better handle exposure to acids. 

Best Toothpastes for Sensitive Teeth and Gums

Here are some toothpastes that are great for sensitive teeth.  

  1. Sensodyne Rapid Relief or Sensodyne sensitivity and gum 
  2. Parodontax Complete Protection 
  3. Himalaya Whitening toothpaste (a fluoride-free all-natural option) 
  4. Colgate Sensitive Prevent and Repair or Colgate Sensitive Complete Protection

Common Causes:

In addition to using toothpaste specifically designed for sensitive teeth, it is important to see your dentist to assess the cause of your sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity can be caused by a number of factors, including cavities, exposed tooth roots, gum disease, cracked teeth, and worn enamel. 

If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity, don’t delay. Give us a call today and let us help you look forward to enjoying your favorite hot/cold foods and beverages again! 

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