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    19 Things People With Sensitive Teeth Swear By

    These sensitive teeth solutions have such rave reviews it seems like they're making everybody smile.

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    1. Sensodyne Rapid Relief toothpaste, a reviewer-favorite that's formulated to reduce sensitivity while also giving your teeth cavity protection, and saving you from the added pain of getting fillings or root canals. Cleaning checkups *only* for your chompers!

    Sensodyne Rapid Relief

    Promising review: "I have very sensitive teeth and my dentist recommended this brand of toothpaste. I used to use a different brand that would whiten my teeth. So I really wanted a toothpaste that was for both sensitive teeth and something that would continue to whiten my teeth. To my surprise, this works perfectly. I no longer have sensitive teeth. I can bite into ice cream without pain. I can drink ice cold iced tea or hot tea without curling my toes. My teeth are still nice and white as well. Although I was very skeptical at first, I am very happy with the results and this my new toothpaste. It doesn't have a strong taste. My son uses this toothpaste and he is very picky and doesn't like anything too minty." —2cute2toss

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    2. An oral rinse with a healthy 7.5 pH level (the same as tap water) designed to be extra gentle on your gums and enamel. Protecting your teeth from tartar sounds, well, swell.


    This can be used with dental work, fillings, and glues.

    Promising review: "This product really works! I was a little skeptical at first but decided to give it a shot based on the great reviews and I’m so happy I did. I started getting more tartar than usual from wearing Invisalign and wanted something to help remove and prevent it. This product cleared up the new tartar pretty quickly, within a month, and is helping with old tartar that is now exposed as my teeth have shifted. I love this stuff and I will be a customer for life!" —Victoria

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95.

    3. A Waterpik flosser that'll keep your gums comfortable and actually get you to clean them. When healthier gums are just a spray away, ~water~ you waiting for?

    Waterpik flosser

    Gum troubles and tooth sensitivity go hand-in-hand, my friends!

    Fill it up, plug it in, and get ready for some seriously satisfying dental hygiene! This has 10 pressure settings, seven water flossing tips, and 90 seconds of water capacity. It also has over 15,000 five-star reviews.

    Promising review: "So... this is amazing. This is my first review ever on Amazon after ordering numerous things. I had periodontal pockets from not flossing and I was also experienced some bone loss. I literally hated flossing and would find myself avoiding to floss even though I needed it very much. My gums were red, swollen, and inflamed because I was in the early stages of periodontal disease. I started using this flosser and instantly knew I liked this way of flossing much better! After using it consecutively each night for only five days my gums were noticeably cleaner and felt much better. After two weeks of using the this flossing system my gums have done a complete 180 and my mouth and gums are starting to heal properly!" —Ebony

    Get it from Amazon for $69.97 (available in eight colors).

    4. A charcoal toothpaste for anyone who wants whiter teeth but *also* wants to keep their enamel intact.


    Promising review: "I've been using this toothpaste consistently for one week. The first thing I've noticed is that my tea stained teeth are definitely whiter. The second thing I noticed is that my teeth sensitivity is gone. I have been using toothpaste for sensitivity for 10 years. I just noticed all of a sudden I haven't been using it and my teeth don't hurt. Usually after missing two days the sensitivity became unbearable...not with this toothpaste. Funny thing is, my kids have been using this for about two years and the dentist always comments on how white their teeth are and how healthy their gums are...and they haven't had any cavities since using this toothpaste. I don't think I'll be going back to regular toothpaste." —William Bullock

    Get it from Amazon for $15.17.

    5. A bag of tiny interdental brushes that'll help clean between extra tight teeth. These bend to be gentle on teeth and gums, so you'll finally be able to thoroughly clean those hard-to-reach places without any pain.

    Illustrated mouth with toothpick-sized fuzzy brush between teeth

    Promising review: "These slim brushes help me clean the smaller areas between my teeth. There is no pain or discomfort with using them and no bleeding or sensitivity issues. I can't imagine not using some type of interdental brush, even after flossing. I find that despite my best efforts at flossing I still can't get all the food out between my teeth without using a Waterpik or interdental brushes." —K.M.

    Get them from Amazon for $4.83.

    6. An electric toothbrush (with a spiffy subscription) as sleek and gorgeous as your teeth are gonna be when you use it. This uses vibrations instead of circular rotations to make sure even people with irritated teeth get a comfortable brush.


    I personally love my Quip, and it also won our budget category for the best electric toothbrush on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    Promising review: "My kids, my wife, and I all use these. They've improved how well my 7-year-old cleans his front teeth substantially. I am happy with the intensity of the vibration of the tooth – it helps with cleaning without causing pain." —Daniel S.

    Get it from Quip for $25+ (available in multiple plans).

    7. A toothbrush designed with soft bristles and an easy grip for putting less pressure on receding gums and your glorious grill.

    Three large bristled toothbrushes with bulbous handles

    The handles are particularly helpful to people who suffer from arthritis pain.

    Promising review: "These are a tooth-brushing game-changer. My teeth have been sensitive since I was a teen and these are super gentle and efficient." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $17.45.

    8. A pack of four dental guards with a melt-and-mold personalized tray that'll keep you from grinding your teeth while you sleep off the daily grind.

    Molded mouthguard in case

    Promising review: "You know how your old shoes feel comfortable, but then you get a new pair and you realize how much better the new ones are? My new dental guard is like that. The fit is snug and, while I prefer the small one that doesn't cover my very last molars, the padding is sufficient to prevent any upper to lower contact. To be honest, I don't know how it works for whitening because my teeth are sensitive and whitening hurts, but this guard does everything else perfectly, so five stars all around." —Jammies

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    9. Or a heavy duty night guard that can literally last you years. This thing is so strong it's gonna make your jaw drop.,

    This guard lasts up to five years and includes everything you need to make your personalized mold and super strong mouthpiece. One of my BuzzFeed coworkers wrote all about why this long-lasting mouth guard is a dream come true.

    Promising review: "I was experiencing sensitivity on my teeth and almost downright pain with hot or cold. I told my dentist and he said I was grinding and recommended buying a night guard from him for nearly $1,000, not covered under insurance. So for Christmas I got this one. Let me just say, it’s awesome – best purchase ever! I would 100% recommend it. I had questions so I emailed the lab and within an hour I had email reply, and it was a weekend. Commendable. No regrets." —Dan from PA

    Get it from Amazon for $129.

    10. And a dental sanitizer to clean those mouth guards, along with dentures, retainers, whitening trays, and other removable oral appliances with the click of a button.

    Person removing retainer from cleaning box

    The germicidal ultraviolet light is said to kill microorganisms, mold, fungi, and bacteria that can build up on mouth pieces. It takes 10 minutes to clean each piece and automatically shuts off after it's finished cleaning. This uses two AA batteries (not included).

    Promising review: "This case is FANTASTIC. It's incredible, the case exceeded my expectations. I use it on my retainers every day, and you can vastly tell the difference. It's super easy to use. I LOVE IT!" —Madison

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    11. A remineralization gel – it may be a necessity if you suffer from teeth sensitivity because of whitening products. Use this and you just might find that strengthening your teeth is as satisfying as making them pearly white.

    Nova White gel

    Promising review: "I started whitening my teeth two weeks ago. They were quite sensitive and my gums were tender. After one application of this remineralization gel, the hot and cold sensitivities are gone, and my gums don’t feel burned. This is mandatory if you don’t want to give up whitening because of sensitivity and pain. It's easy to use, has clear directions, and a refreshing flavor. I’d recommend this remineralization gel to anyone!" —KSA

    Get it from Amazon for $15.97.

    12. A massive pack of Simply Gum, made with a base of tree sap and no sugars, so you can chew 'til your heart's content *without* any pain from artificial sugars.

    Simply Gum packet
    Simply Gum

    Promising review: "This gum is AMAZING! I've tried the ginger and coffee, both amazing! I just ordered maple, can't wait to try it. I haven't been able to chew gum for a few years now because A) I refuse to use fake sugars and ALL gums now contain it and B) the sad state of my teeth and TMJ. But this gum is all natural and also so soft, it's easy to chew even with bridge work and painful, sensitive teeth. I hope this company stays in business a good long time so I continue to have the wonderful option to chew gum again!" —AA

    Get six packs on Amazon for $14.90+ (available in 15 flavors).

    13. An expanding floss that reacts with water to expand while you floss, effectively cleaning between teeth to reduce irritation/gum inflammation caused from plaque buildup and food crammed between ya teeth.

    Expanding floss

    Promising review: "The floss I've used for years (Listerine Sensitive Gum Floss) was discontinued, so I've been on the lookout for something similar. This expanding floss is it! It's good quality and reasonably priced. A great product." —TikiSan

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

    14. An electric calculus and tartar remover for folks who know that extra clean teeth are happier, healthier, and hurt way less. There's even a selection specifically for sensitive teeth, so you're G2G no matter how persnickety your teeth may be!

    Remover beside graphics of product skills: eco-friendly, smart memory, safe, high vibrations, LED HD light, and LED auxiliary light

    Promising review: "I am very pleased with the quality, it's variable power, and ease of use. What I really find very good is that there is also an attitude for sensitive teeth. It takes a few days to get used to it, but once it is mastered it can be very effective. It removes food fragments left even by the floss band. This works brilliantly." —Rosa

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    15. A jar of toothpaste tablets, an earth-conscious option that's still gonna be safe on sensitive teeth. These are gonna delight anyone who would prefer cleaning their teeth with something that's cleaner for the environment., Bite

    Each jar includes 248 tablets.

    Promising review: "I love this! My teeth have never been so clean. It is gentle on my sensitive teeth and gums. And I’m not contributing to waste." —Andrea F.

    Get them from Bite for $30 (available in three flavors).

    16. A fluoride-free, natural toothpaste so you can brush your teeth with botanicals like blue green algae, spearmint, and parsley and skip the harsh chemicals.

    Sea Fresh Strengthening Paste

    Promising review: "I don't normally write toothpaste reviews, but this one deserves it. After a month or two of using this, I can eat ice cream and it doesn't hurt! This is monumental. For someone who has suffered (yes, it is suffering when you can't eat room-temperature fruit without pain) for decades with tooth sensitivity, I am blown away. My quality of life is improved." —A. Hutchins

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    17. Tooth Builder, a reviewer-loved fluoride-free option that may ease your aching teeth enough to let you *finally* enjoy a bowl of ice cream again. What ~sweet~ relief!

    Tooth Builder Fluoride Free Sensitive Toothpaste

    Promising review: "I've always taken care of my teeth, but my family history of enamel is not good. Now, here I am in my forties contemplating getting dentures, not because my teeth are rotting but, quite honestly, because I can no longer enjoy ice cream...or breathe in Indiana winter air through my mouth without horrible pain. I'm a huge fan of getting on Amazon after a couple cocktails and voila, I got lucky this time. After three days, I can now breathe in the air through my mouth and can enjoy swigging and nice bottle of cold ice water. My teeth are also not so sensitive to pressure. I couldn't even eat pizza from the pressure pain. This stuff is amazing. Getting ready to brush now." —Michelle in Indiana

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    18. A xylitol gum to help fight tooth decay while also letting you enjoy a breath-freshening treat if gum has always been your go-to snack attack.

    Epic gum

    Promising review: "This is a great gum. It tastes just like Big Red but it's good for your teeth! The flavor lasts 20 minutes or so. Xylitol has strengthened my teeth and they are no longer sensitive to cold. Highly recommend!" —Ezutguy

    Get it from Amazon for $15.92.

    19. And an ultra-sensitive mouthwash designed to be easy on your gums, teeth, *and* the inside of your mouth – no burning! Mouthwash burn is brutal but with this, you'll be able to keep your mouthwash in long enough for it to actually work. Your teeth are gonna love you for it.

    Model holding mouthwash bottle

    Promising review: "I love using this as a rinse. I use it twice a day and I have sensitive gums. This is our only rinse for gum recession which doesn’t hurt. This makes your mouth feel clean and I do not add any flavor – it’s nearly tasteless! This is a gentle, pain free rinse! I love it!" —KI

    Get it from Amazon for $11.23.

    Your teeth every time you'd eat ice cream before using these products:

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    Reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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