Brushing with the right toothpaste makes your teeth healthier over the long term, but the best toothpaste for sensitive teeth can relieve your discomfort within two weeks.
Teeth become sensitive when their pulp has little to no protection from temperature changes in the mouth, typically brought on by certain foods. Teeth contain a soft, nerve-filled center, and a layer of dentin covers the pulp that exists at this level. Over the dentin lies enamel, which covers teeth above the gum; and cementum, which coats your tooth roots below the crown. Here's what to look for to protect these important surfaces: