Tooth sensitivity is a common name for dentin hypersensitivity as well as root sensitivity, this is tooth discomfort in one or more teeth that is triggered by hot, cold, sweet or acidic foods and drinks, or even by breathing cold air then the pain can be sharp, sudden and shoot deep into the nerve endings of your teeth. Enamel is not covered the root so exposing the tooth's nerves then our gums start to recede, exposing the root of the tooth as well as your teeth come in contact with hot and cold drinks or foods and this can make teeth more sensitive.
Causes for tooth sensitivity
- Acidly liquids and foods
- Hard brushing teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Grinding teeth
- Gum disease
- Excessive tooth whitening
- Poor oral hygiene
- Tooth bleaching
Treatment for tooth sensitivity
You can take a fluoride contain toothpaste, after use brush on fluoride gel and wash your teeth as well as clean your mouth by using a fluoride.
You can take potassium nitrate contain toothpaste and use of this toothpaste 2-3 weeks only because this toothpaste which act to remineralize the tooth surface by diffusing into the open pores on the enamel and also reduces the tooth sensitivity.
You can take a strontium chloride contain toothpaste and use it because this are blocking the dentin microtubules that enable cold and heat sensations to reach the tooth's nerve as well as reduces the tooth sensitivity.
When you clean your mouth then use of a mouth guard as well as more popular anterior deprogrammer because these are reduces the tooth sensitivity.
Prevention for tooth sensitivity
- Do not tooth grinding.
- Citrus fruits, tea, pickles and tomatoes, these acidic foods are avoided.
- A tartar control tooth paste is avoided.
- Do not eat hot as well as cold foods.
- When brushing your teeth that time cold water avoided.
- From side to side brushing your teeth are avoided.
Tips for tooth sensitivity
Around the gum do brush gently as well as carefully.
A visit to your dentist is regular.
Soft bristle toothbrush use only.
With good oral hygiene maintain your mouth healthy.
Use a fluoride toothpaste only.
When you eat acidic foods, after chewing sugarless gum.
After 2-3 months change your toothbrush.