Sensodyne Overview: Experts in Sensitive Teeth
The world’s leading sensitivity toothpaste₹
Sensodyne toothpaste is clinically proven to relieve sensitivity pain and provide long-lasting protection from dentine hypersensitivity.*1–4
*With twice-daily brushing
Sensodyne – relief from dentine hypersensitivity1–4
Dentine hypersensitivity relief with long-term efficacy
Sensodyne toothpastes are clinically proven to relieve dentine hypersensitivity and maintain long-term results with twice-daily use.1–4
Over 50 years’ experience
The world’s number one sensitivity toothpaste,₹ providing relief for millions of patients with a range of clinically proven products and technologies.
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
Break the cycle of dentine hypersensitivity and provide long-term protection
Goals for effective management of dentine hypersensitivity:
- Provide relief from dentine hypersensitivity
- Provide long-lasting protection from dentine hypersensitivity with continued twice-daily use of a specialist sensitivity toothpaste
- 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?
As many as 1 in 3 may suffer from dentine hypersensitivity5,6
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
Measuring the impact on patients' quality of life
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 the understanding of 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 six clinical studies, the DHEQ has revealed greater quality of life improvements with specialist sensitivity toothpastes vs. fluoride-only toothpastes*8
Greater improvement in daily restrictions caused by dentine hypersensitivity
Greater improvement in social difficulty caused by dentine hypersensitivity when eating or drinking
Greater improvement in having to use coping mechanisms to avoid pain from dentine hypersensitivity
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
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
Potassium nitrate formulationsFormulations with potassium nitrate build soothing protection by desensitising the nerve inside the tooth13,14
The Sensodyne range offers clinically proven solutions tailored to individual patient needs
Sensodyne Sensitivity & Gum Toothpaste
Sensodyne Sensitivity & Gum is the specialist dual relief toothpaste that helps your patients prioritise both conditions at once.
Key ingredients: 0.454% w/w and Sodium Fluoride 0.0721% (1426ppm Fluoride).
Sensodyne Complete Protection+
Provides multiple oral care benefits together with clinically proven sensitivity protection.15–22
Key ingredients: Sodium Fluoride 0.315% w/w (1450ppm Fluoride)
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.
Sensodyne Repair & Protect
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