Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth Sensitivity:

Please note, before reading, this is designed for general information purposes only and is not for definitive diagnosis. It is always recommended to attend a dental professional on a regular basis.

Generalised tooth sensitivity is very common. It can affect all age groups and any or some of your teeth.

It is triggered by hot and/or cold drinks and food cold air or sweet things.

The sensitivity is often described as short lived, for a few seconds and can be quite sharp in intensity.

It happens when the enamel of your tooth thins out or disappears.

Receding gums can also cause sensitivity as the exposed root is porous.

Over brushing or brushing too vigorously and using abrasive toothpastes can cause sensitivity.

Acidic drinks(fizzy drinks) will erode enamel and cause sensitivity.

Sometimes tooth grinding (bruxism) over long periods of time and left untreated can cause sensitivity.

To treat the sensitivity, you should, attend a dental professional to determine an exact cause. You can use a soft bristle toothbrush and some toothpaste specific for sensitivity.

A dental hygienist can show you a different way to brush your teeth, thus reducing abrasion. Please contact us and arrange an appointment with one of our qualified dental hygienists and ensure you don’t suffer from sensitive teeth. 

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