Sensitive Teeth: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

By: Smileway Dental

Sensitive teeth: Causes, symptoms and treatments

Have you ever experienced discomfort on your teeth after eating an ice cream or tasting a spoonful of hot soup, you will feel pricking sensations? If yes, then you might be suffering from what we call tooth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity or dentin hypersensitivity is typically the result of worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots.

What are the symptoms of sensitive teeth? People who have sensitive tooth might experience pain or discomfort as a response to certain stimuli such as:

  • Sweet foods and beverages
  • Hot food and beverages
  • Cold foods and beverages
  • Cold air
  • Brushing
  • Acidic foods and beverages
  • Alcohol based mouthwash

The symptoms may come and go and might range from mild to intense sensitivity

What are the causes of sensitive teeth?

  1. Brushing your teeth too hard
  2. Thinner enamel
  3. Using a hard toothbrush
  4. Grinding your teeth
  5. Regularly eating or drinking acidic foods and beverages
  6. Gum recession
  7. Tooth decay, broken teeth and chipped teeth
  8. Worn out filling

Treatments for sensitive teeth

  • Don’t brush too hard
  • Use a soft toothbrush
  • Can use a sensitive toothpaste to reduce the sensitivity
  • Choose an alcohol free mouthwash
  • Visit your dentist

At Smileway dental clinic with treat this tooth sensitivity in all possible ways

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