About Sensitive Teeth/Pangingilo
Preventing Sensitive Teeth/Pangingilo
Learn How to Treat Sensitive
If your teeth are
sensitive or if you experience sensitive teeth/pangingilo, there
are several simple but important steps you can take today to help
treat sensitive teeth/pangingilo:
- Practice good oral hygiene, including proper brushing and flossing,
to prevent conditions such as periodontal disease, which can
cause receding gums.
- Use a sensitivity toothpaste like Sensodyne -9 out of 10 dentists recommend
Sensodyne for pangingilo*
- Don't brush too hard or more frequently than your dentist
- Use a softer toothbrush, preferably one suitable for people
with sensitive teeth/pangingilo.
- Take care while consuming acidic foods that can wear away tooth
enamel, such as fruit juices, wine, vinegar salad dressings and
- Avoid grinding your teeth or clenching during the day. Ask your
dentist about a mouth guard for nighttime use.
- See your dentist regularly for professional tooth cleaning,
dental care recommendations and advice on treating your sensitive
How Sensodyne Works
Sensodyne toothpastes work in one of three
ways to relieve the pain of sensitive teeth. This depends on the
product's active ingredient, which is either Potassium Nitrate or,
for Sensodyne Rapid Relief, Strontium
Acetate, or for Sensodyne Repair
& Protect, patented NovaMin® technology.
The potassium ion in Sensodyne depolarizes
the nerve and protects it from firing. Nerve impulses to the brain
is prevented and the resulting pain is stopped. Clinical studies
show potassium nitrate progressively reduces the pain of
sensitivity over a period of weeks. As long as Sensodyne is used
twice daily in brushing, the nerve response will gradually be
blocked and pain is relieved.
Sensodyne Rapid Relief contains strontium
acetate, an element similar to calcium. The strontium in Sensodyne
Rapid Relief replaces some of the calcium lost from dentine and
blocks the exposed tubules within dentinal tissue. This prevents
the flow of the fluid within the tubules that would otherwise cause
Sensodyne Repair &
Protect contains advanced, patented NovaMin®
technology, which is scientifically proven to repair sensitive
teeth/pangingilo by forming a tooth-like layer over exposed dentine
to help continually repair and protect sensitive areas.** It
actually seeks out and repairs vulnerable areas that cause the
short sharp pain of pangingilo.
Find the Sensodyne
formula that's right for you
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Please check with your dentist to
ensure that any discomfort that you are experiencing is due to
*Source: Ipsos Survey, Sept 2011
**Repair and Protect provides clinically proven relief with
twice daily brushing.