Sensitive Teeth


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Tooth sensitivity is extremely common and can be uncomfortable for prolonged amounts of time. Some people can experience mild tooth sensitivity to some temperatures whereas more severe cases have much more to deal with.

Causes of Sensitive Teeth

Some of the things that can cause tooth sensitivity include the following;

  • Cold drinks/food
  • Hot drinks/food
  • Cold air
  • Cracked teeth
  • Grinding teeth
  • Acidic foods
  • Sweet foods
  • Brushing teeth aggressively
  • Damage to nerves
  • Oral disease

Treatment for Sensitive Teeth

There are various things that you can try to reduce sensitivity such as switching to a less abrasive toothpaste and using lighter brushing techniques. A special type of gel can help to build a protective layer over the teeth. The cause of your sensitive teeth will really determine your treatment, for example, if you grind your teeth while you sleep you can use a mouth guard to make sure this doesn’t happen. Your dentist will be able to offer the right treatment for you.


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