DO YOU EVER cringe when you watch someone bite into ice cream? Are you sometimes fearful of that first sip of hot soup or drink of tea? Tooth sensitivity is something a lot of people experience. It feels like a toothache or dull aching. Sensitive teeth are typically the cause of worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots. You might notice it when you drink anything cold or indulge in a little ice cream. Sometimes, you can feel pain while brushing or when cold air hits your teeth. Sometimes, tooth discomfort is caused by other factors, such as a cavity, a cracked or chipped tooth, a worn filling, or gum disease.
If you want to avoid sensitivity in teeth is to ensure that enamel health is the first priority in dental health. Not only will you prevent sensitivity but you will also keep your teeth healthy and long-lasting. Cut down or eliminate sugary and acidic products. Avoid excessive side-to-side brushing, especially right after eating, and try to drink a pH neutral liquid, such as water or tea, after eating to eliminate certain bacterias. Remember to use a soft to medium bristle toothbrush as these are gentler on your teeth.
Say No to sensitivity!
Some people naturally have more sensitive teeth than others. But always there is a reason. As with all dental health, it is always good practice to visit your dentist regularly and even more important if you believe you may suffer from sensitive teeth or a more serious issue. If you have any questions or would like to discuss any of your dental health needs, please feel free to reach out to our Dentistry team.