Five toothpastes for hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity Toothpaste preventive dentistry

Last updated October 15, 2023


I recently had a toothache due to sensitivity...
I heard that toothpaste can alleviate this problem, is this true?


Yes!Sensitivity can be alleviated with toothpastes containing potassium nitrate, potassium lactate, and fluoride.
In this issue, we will introduce five toothpastes that can help with sensitivity!

Hypersensitivity Symptoms

Hypersensitivity Toothpaste

When it comes to hypersensitivity,Pain that resonates in the teeth when cold food, drinks, or toothbrushes hit them.

Especially when the body is tired, sick, or stressed, the body is more sensitive to pain, so even a cold breeze when breathing may cause pain.


Conversely, when you are feeling well, you may not feel pain due to hypersensitivity.

Causes of hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity Toothpaste

Hypersensitivity is caused byThis occurs when irritation is easily transmitted to the teeth.

  • Aging and periodontal disease cause the gums to fall, exposing the root of the tooth.
  • Excessive brushing thins the tooth surface.
  • Teeth grinding due to clenching and grinding

Aging is one of the causes, which means it can happen to anyone.

Toothpaste for sensitivity is effective for prevention and improvement

Hypersensitivity Toothpaste

How to prevent and remedy hypersensitivity,It either blocks the irritation itself from being transmitted to the teeth or strengthens the thinned tooth surface to make it more difficult for the irritation to be transmitted.

To this end, continuous use of toothpaste containing the following ingredients is effective

  • Ingredients that block the transmission of pain
  • Ingredients that strengthen thin tooth surfaces

Ingredients that block the transmission of pain

potassium nitrateBlunt the nerves in the teeth.Relieves pain. Relatively fast-acting.
aluminium lactateBlocking the exposed stimulus delivery opening (dentin tubules) on the tooth surface.and prevents pain from being transmitted. Sustained by continuous use.

Ingredients that strengthen thin tooth surfaces

fluorine (F)Strengthens and repairs the tooth surface to reduce the transmission of irritation.It does not have an immediate effect, but with continued use, it protects the teeth in the long term.
Phosphoric acid
Supplement phosphoric acid and calcium in salivaThis will promote remineralization of the teeth and strengthen the tooth structure.
xylitol (artificial sweetener)Collect calcium in salivaand strengthens tooth structure by promoting tooth remineralization.

Five toothpastes for sensitivity

Hypersensitivity Toothpaste

Here are five recommended toothpastes that contain ingredients that block the transmission of pain and strengthen thin tooth surfaces.

Kobayashi Pharmaceuticals Haumel

created by Rinker.
¥697 (2024/06/20 00:51:59時点 楽天市場調べ-Details)


  • Strongly blocks hypersensitivity with the double effect of aluminum lactate and potassium nitrate
  • Contains fluoride to prevent cavities
  • Refreshing aroma of refresh mint

It is an interesting name "Haumel" because it fills the hole in the tooth that leads to the nerve, "tooth filling" = "Haumel"!

Three major ingredients essential for improving and preventing hypersensitivityAluminum lactate", "potassium nitrate", and "fluorine" are well blended.The company is competent enough to do so.

Sumitect Gum Disease Care

Quasi-drug] SHUMITECT Gum Disease Care 90g


  • Potassium nitrate and highly concentrated fluoride can prevent and improve hypersensitivity.
  • Contains anti-inflammatory ingredients to prevent worsening of periodontal disease
  • One bottle prevents sensitivity, tooth decay, and gum disease, so the whole family can use it.

The amount of fluoride contained in SHUMITECT is 1,450ppm! This is the maximum amount of fluoride that can be added to toothpaste sold in Japan.More fluoride is more effective in strengthening teeth and preventing caries.So, I am glad to hear that!

However,Fluoride above 1,000 ppm is not recommended for children under 6 years old.Please note that the

Systema Sensitive


  • Two active ingredients, aluminum lactate and potassium nitrate, improve hypersensitivity
  • Penetrates into tooth stains to kill gum disease bacteria and reduce gum inflammation with tranexamic acid
  • Highly concentrated 1,450ppm fluoride formula for strong cavity prevention
  • Low polishing, low foaming, gentle aroma

It contains active ingredients effective in preventing hypersensitivity, tooth decay, and periodontal disease, and is also low-abrasive and low-foaming!

Almost meets the requirements for toothpaste recommended for people with sensitivityI do. Hmmm...impeccable!

Gum Pro Care Hyper Sensitive Sensitivity Care Type

[Sunstar]GUM Pro Care Hyper Sensitive Toothpaste, Intensive Care Type, Sensory Hypersensitivity Care, Non-abrasive type, 18g [Quasi-drug].


  • Abrasive-free to care for the teeth, especially those with severe sensitivity
  • Aluminum lactate and potassium nitrate block irritation transmitted to the tooth nerve
  • Contains 1,450ppm high-concentration fluoride, which is effective in preventing hypersensitivity by strengthening tooth structure

This toothpaste features,No abrasives are contained in the product.It is.

People with severe sensitivity may have gum disease that causes the gums to fall, exposing the roots of the teeth.

Normally, polishing with abrasive products is not a problem, but the tooth structure at the root of the tooth is soft,Those who brush their teeth with more pressure may experience more grinding, which can worsen sensitivity.So, I think one way to prevent sensitivity is to brush gently and abrasive-free.


1,000 yen only! MERSAGE Hiscare 80g [Includes 1 toothbrush and extra trial toothpaste] Toothpaste Toothpaste Prevents hypersensitivity Prevents dental caries Contains 1,450ppm fluoride [Up to 2 bottles can be shipped by regular mail].


  • Contains three hypersensitivity-preventive ingredients: potassium nitrate, aluminum lactate, and fluoride
  • Contains polyethylene glycol 400, a whitening ingredient that dissolves cigarette tar and stains

In addition to hypersensitivity, it also prevents caries and staining,For hypersensitivity with strong aesthetic appeal(at sentence-end, falling tone) indicates a confident conclusionToothpaste.

Although low abrasive or abrasive-free toothpastes are recommended for sensitivity,Tends to have less power to remove colored stains.Recommended for those who wish to prevent yellowing of teeth while taking care of sensitivity!

How to choose toothpaste for sensitivity

Hypersensitivity Toothpaste

When choosing your own toothpaste for sensitivity, look at the package and check the following points

  • Contains hypersensitivity-preventive ingredients
  • It is a quasi-drug
  • Non-abrasive or low-abrasive
  • Availability of caries, periodontal disease, and staining prevention effects

Contains hypersensitivity-preventive ingredients

Ingredient list,Check for the following ingredients that can prevent hypersensitivity.

  • potassium nitrate
  • aluminium lactate
  • fluorine (F)
  • phosphoric acid (H3PO4)
  • calcium (Ca)
  • xylitol (artificial sweetener)

Not all of the ingredients need to be included, but the appearance and action of the effect will vary somewhat depending on which ingredients are included.

People who want immediate results.

If you want immediate results,Toothpaste containing potassium nitrateis recommended.

People who want to prevent sensitivity on an ongoing basis.

Toothpaste with aluminum lactate and fluorideis recommended.

Aluminum lactate blocks the entrance of irritation, and fluoride changes the surface of the teeth to be stronger, resulting in a long-lasting, but not immediate, prevention of hypersensitivity.

People who want to focus on organic ingredients.

Organic ingredients of natural originToothpaste with phosphoric acid, calcium and xylitolis recommended.

Is a pharmaceutical or quasi-drug

Choose toothpaste labeled "pharmaceutical" or "quasi-drug."

Over-the-counter toothpastes are divided into three categories according to the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law established by the government: drugs, quasi-drugs, and cosmetics.

Ingredients effective in the prevention of hypersensitivity are approved by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for efficacy and safety, and can only be included in pharmaceutical and quasi-drug toothpastes.

Even if there is a statement on the package that reminds us of the hypersensitivity-preventive effect,Cosmetic toothpastes do not contain active ingredients against sensitivityNote that the

Abrasive-free or low abrasiveness

If it contains a lot of abrasives, the tooth-scraping force may worsen sensitivity.

Toothpaste that says "abrasive-free" or "low-abrasive" on the packageis recommended.

Availability of caries, periodontal disease, and staining prevention effects

Not just hypersensitivity,Ingredients to prevent caries, periodontal disease, and stainingis also important.

cavity prevention

There are several ingredients that are effective in preventing tooth decay,Toothpaste with fluoride for hypersensitivityis recommended.

Fluoride is effective in preventing sensitivity, but it also has other effects such as preventing caries from dissolving teeth and inhibiting the activity of caries-causing bacteria.

periodontal disease prevention

Periodontal disease causes gum recession. Since the exposure of tooth roots due to gum recession can cause sensitivity, it is also important that the periodontal disease prevention effect be present.

Prevention of periodontal disease is a bactericidal effect.Ingredients such as cetylpyridium chloride, isopropyl methylphenol, and tranexamic acid, which reduces gum inflammation, are effectiveIt is.

Prevention of coloring

If you have hypersensitivity and are concerned about coloration,Sensitivity-preventive ingredients and sodium polyphosphate and polyethylene glycol 400, which lift stains from the teeth, are used to prevent hypersensitivity.Toothpaste containingis recommended.

Prevent and improve hypersensitivity with toothpaste.

Hypersensitivity Toothpaste

Hypersensitivity can be prevented or improved with toothpaste containing active ingredients such as potassium nitrate, aluminum lactate, and fluoride.If you are concerned about sensitivity, try to incorporate it into your daily tooth brushing on an ongoing basis.

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