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Sensodyne – care of dentine hypersensitivity1–4

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Dentine Hypersensitivity Care

Sensodyne toothpastes are specially formulated for people with sensitive teeth.

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Over 50 Years’ Experience

The #1 dentist-recommended toothpaste brand for sensitive teeth, providing relief for millions of patients with a range of clinically proven products and technologies.

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Scientific Expertise

50+ clinical studies on dentine hypersensitivity published in international, peer-reviewed journals in the last 10 years.

Sensodyne – in-depth patient understanding

  • The cycle of dentine hypersensitivity

    Dentine hypersensitivity recurrence cycle and management goals

    Break the cycle of dentine hypersensitivity and provide long-term protection

    Goals for effective management of dentine hypersensitivity:

    1. Provide relief from dentine hypersensitivity
    2. Provide long-lasting protection from dentine hypersensitivity with continued twice-daily use of a specialist sensitivity toothpaste
    3. Improve quality of life for patients with dentine hypersensitivity

    Help your patients break the cycle of dentine hypersensitivity with our downloadable patient care resources.

  • Prevalence of the condition

    Are your patients experiencing dentine hypersensitivity?

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    As many as 1 in 3 may suffer from dentine hypersensitivity5,6

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    And, in a multicentre study, 2 in 5 young people* experienced dentine hypersensitivity7

    *18–35 years old

  • Measuring the impact on patients' quality of life

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    Leading the way in understanding dentine hypersensitivity

    To understand the impact of dentine hypersensitivity on quality of life, a team at the School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield, UK, in collaboration with GSK, developed the Dentine Hypersensitivity Experience Questionnaire (DHEQ).8

    Both qualitative and quantitative development and validation in a general population have shown that the DHEQ exhibits good psychometric properties. Its use can further understanding of the subjective impacts of dentine hypersensitivity on quality of life.8

    The DHEQ explores how quality of life is affected by dentine hypersensitivity, such as its impact on patients’ daily activities or emotional wellbeing.8

  • How patients adapt to dentine hypersensitivity

    Across 6 clinical studies, the DHEQ has revealed greater quality of life improvements with specialist sensitivity toothpastes vs. fluoride-only toothpastes*8

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    Daily Restrictions

    Greater improvement in daily restrictions caused by dentine hypersensitivity.

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    Social Difficulties

    Greater improvement in social difficulty caused by dentine hypersensitivity when eating or drinking.

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    Coping Mechanisms

    Greater improvement in having to use coping mechanisms to avoid pain from dentine hypersensitivity.

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    Greater improvement in seeing themselves differently as a result of dentine hypersensitivity.

    *Sub-analysis of six clinical studies from a pooled analysis involving 442 participants aged 18–65 years in Canada, Europe and the USA. All participants who gave ratings of 5, 6 or 7 (agree a little, agree, strongly agree) on a 7-point impact scale were considered to have the quality of life impact in question8

  • Watch Professor Gibson discuss the value of patient-reported outcomes

    Watch Barry Gibson, Professor of Medical Sociology at the School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield, UK, discuss the importance of patient-reported outcomes

  • Watch Professor Robinson discuss the development of the DHEQ

    Watch Peter Robinson, Head of Bristol Dental School and Professor of Dental Public Health at the University of Bristol, UK, discuss why the Dentine Hypersensitivity Experience Questionnaire (DHEQ) was developed

Stannous fluoride scaffold and NovaMin crystalline layer

Sensodyne toothpastes are specially formulated for clinically proven relief from dentine hypersensitivity9–14

Stannous fluoride formulationEngineered for speed: Stannous fluoride formulation with bio-adhesive polymer gives fast relief from dentine hypersensitvity9,10

NovaMin formulationsFormulations with NovaMin form a protective layer over exposed dentine for lasting protection* from dentine hypersensitivity11,12*With twice-daily brushing

The Sensodyne range offers clinically proven solutions tailored to individual patient needs

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Sensodyne Repair & Protect Deep Repair

For patients with dentine hypersensitivity who need sensitivity relief and would benefit from repair of exposed dentine.*11,12

Key ingredients: 5% NovaMin and sodium fluoride (1450ppm fluoride).

*It forms a protective layer over the sensitive area of the teeth. Brush twice a day for lasting sensitivity protection

Rapid relief

Sensodyne Sensitivity & Gum toothpaste

Sensodyne Sensitivity & Gum is a daily specialist dual action toothpaste designed for patients with sensitive teeth and gum problems.

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Sensodyne Rapid Relief

For patients who are looking for fast relief of dentine hypersensitivity.1

Key ingredients: 0.454% stannous fluoride and sodium fluoride (1450ppm fluoride) with bio-adhesive polymer to support accelerated dentine tubule occlusion.

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Sensodyne Daily Care

A daily toothpaste for patients with dentine hypersensitivity.4,21–23

Key ingredients: 5% potassium nitrate and sodium fluoride (1450ppm).

Sensodyne – the #1 dentist-recommended toothpaste brand for sensitive teeth

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