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Dentin hypersensitivity (DH) is characterized by short andsharp pain arising from exposed dentin in response to stimuli. It is the most widely accepted theory of how the pain occurs is Brannstrom′s hydrodynamic theory, fluid movement within the dentinal tubules. The condition usually affects the facial surfaces of teeth near the cervical aspect and is common in premolars and canines. This condition is frequently encountered by dentists, periodontists, hygienists as well as dental therapists. Some dentists lack confidence in treating DH. The management of this condition generally requires a good understanding of the complexity of the problem, as well as the variety of treatments available. This review briefly explains the etiopathogenesis, incidence, diagnosis, prevention and management of dentinal hypersensitivity.