Do you stay away from cold foods because of the way they make your teeth feel? Or hot beverages like coffee?

Or maybe you wince through.

It can be really frustrating. And it probably means you have sensitive teeth.

Sensitivity occurs when the layer of tooth below enamel, which is called dentin, is exposed to fluid movement.

If you have sensitive teeth, you’re probably wondering what you can do to help relieve your sensitivity so you can eat and drink without discomfort.

There are a number of toothpastes available for people with sensitive teeth or people using whitening products to help with temporary sensitivity. But not all of them are created equal.

We’ve compiled a list of the 3 best sensitivity toothpastes, ranked in order.

What Are the Best Toothpastes for Sensitive Teeth in 2018?

1. Sensodyne ProNamel Gentle Whitening

If you’re a coffee-lover or at risk of acid erosion, this is the sensitivity toothpaste for you. Many people with sensitive teeth don’t want to give up whitening toothpastes. With Sensodyne ProNamel Gentle Whitening toothpaste, you don’t have to.

ProNamel is the top dentist recommended brand for protection against acid erosion because this toothpaste can help re-harden acid-softened enamel.

It’s ideal for people who commonly suffer from canker sores because it doesn’t contain sodium lauryl sulfates (SLS), which can irritate gums and the mouth’s lining. It contains stannous fluoride and potassium nitrate, the main ingredient for sensitivity toothpastes to help soothe the nerve by blocking neural transmission in the tooth that causes sensitivity.

2. Sensodyne Repair and Protect

If you’re not looking to whiten your teeth with your toothpaste, or you’re looking for an alternative with a milder flavor than the Sensodyne ProNamel Fresh Breath toothpaste (another good option), this may be the sensitivity toothpaste for you.

This toothpaste contains fluoride and potassium nitrate, which is typically the main ingredient for sensitivity toothpastes.

3. Colgate Sensitive Complete Protection

This sensitivity toothpaste from Colgate offers something different from our recommended Sensodyne options. This difference will be especially noteworthy for anyone with extreme sensitivity. Because Colgate Sensitive Complete Protection toothpaste contains the maximum-strength amount of potassium nitrate allowed by the FDA.

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