Learn About Sensitive Teeth


Here you can learn what is tooth sensitivity and whether it's the cause of your tooth pain. Perhaps you want to whiten your smile but feel tooth sensitivity is holding you back? We have answers that may help to bring relief to your sensitive teeth.

  • How To Stop Sensitive Teeth

    Learn why tooth pain occurs, what causes sensitive teeth and discover some ways to stop the pain with Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief™.
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  • Sensitive Teeth Treatment

    Do you have tooth sensitivity to cold or hot? Follow our treatment tips to relieve your symptoms of sensitive teeth and reduce your sensitive tooth pain.
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  • Causes of Sensitive Teeth

    There are various causes of sensitive teeth, including gum recession & teeth grinding. Identify the causes of your toothache & how to fix sensitive teeth.
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  • Testimonials

    Real life reviews and stories from people who have beat their sensitive teeth symptoms with Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief™ toothpaste range.
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  • Why Are Your Teeth Sensitive?

    Do you experience tooth sensitivity to hot and cold? Find out why your teeth are sensitive & how to relieve your sensitive teeth symptoms.
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  • Sensitive Teeth FAQs

    Explore frequently asked questions about Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief™ toothpaste, including ingredients, accessories and usage guidelines.
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  • Bleeding Gums Treatment

    Bleeding gums when brushing teeth is a symptom of gum problems caused by plaque accumulation. Bleeding gums treatment involves quality oral care at home and in the dentist's chair. Learn how to manage bleeding gums causes here.
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  • Sensitive Toothpaste Ingredients

    Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief™ ingredients include Pro-Argin® and fluoride to treat the symptoms of sensitive teeth and provide instant tooth pain relief.
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  • Tooth Pain Causes & Relief

    Are your sensitive teeth impacting what you can and can't eat? Discover the causes & how to relieve tooth pain with Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief™.
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  • Tooth Sensitive to Hot or Cold?

    Do you have a tooth sensitive to cold water? Or hot coffee? A tooth sensitive to hot or cold means something more is happening in your mouth. Learn about the causes and how it can be helped.
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  • What Causes Tooth Sensitivity all of a Sudden?

    If you feel like you have tooth sensitivity all of a sudden, causes like gum recession and loss of enamel can create sensitive teeth. Learn more about why tooth sensitivity occurs.
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  • Whitening Your Sensitive Teeth

    Whitening sensitive teeth can be uncomfortable. Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief™ Smart White will whiten your teeth whilst providing sensitive teeth relief.
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  • Extreme Tooth Sensitivity

    It's common for hot and cold foods to trigger tooth sensitivity, but extremely sensitive teeth may be caused by another issue. Here's what you can do:
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  • Sensitive Teeth Definition

    Toothaches & tooth pain may be caused by sensitive teeth. Find out the definition of sensitive teeth and whether Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief™ can help.
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  • Are Your Teeth Sensitive To Sugar?

    Are your teeth sensitive to sweets? Learn why your teeth are sensitive to sugar, how teeth sensitivity is caused, and how you can not only treat sensitivity, but prevent it in the future.
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  • Sensitive Teeth Symptoms

    Are you experiencing toothache symptoms or sensitive teeth pain? Identify your symptoms and causes of sensitive teeth with our guide.
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  • Sensitive Teeth After Cleaning

    If your teeth are sensitive after cleaning at home, then your oral care routine might need changing. If your teeth are sensitive after a dentist's cleaning, while not an immediate concern, it shouldn't be on-going. Book an appointment with your dental practitioner and identify why your teeth are sensitive after cleaning with our informative guide.
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  • Receding Gums Treatment

    Gingival recession, or gum recession, is what happens when gum tissue recedes. A receding gumline means the gumline's position on the tooth is lowered, exposing the roots of the tooth. Learn about the factors that cause receding gums and receding gums treatment.
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  • Gum Recession Prevention & Treatment

    Learn about the common causes of receding gums, prevention and gum recession treatment with Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief™.
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"I love spicy food, the type of food you have to avoid with sensitive teeth. Now I want to order the chilli crab, the type you have to crack with your mouth!"



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Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief™


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Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief

How does Pro-Argin® Technology work?

Pro-Argin® Technology is designed to provide instant and lasting relief for dentine hypersensitivity.

Schematic illustration of Pro-Argin® mode of action.
For instant relief, apply directly to each sensitive tooth with fingertip and gently massage for 1 minute. For lasting relief, apply to a gentle toothbrush making sure to brush all sensitive areas, brush twice daily.


Pro-Argin® Technology


This page/article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment. Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.

For instant relief, apply directly to sensitive tooth with fingertip for one minute. For lasting relief, brush twice daily.
†Repairs with twice daily brushing to block the channels leading to sensitive teeth.