I Have Sensitivity In My Mouth, What Should I Do?

If you’re suffering from tooth sensitivity, you aren’t alone. As much as 50% of the population today has to deal with it, in one form or the other. Sensitivity of the teeth or dentin hypersensitivity or root sensitivity as it is known among the dental community, is a common problem occurring in the demographic of 20-40. Women are more likely than men to experience sensitivity.

It is the twinging sensation in the teeth when you eat something hot or cold or something acidic. For some people it is so much that they experience twinging even at the mention of acidic foods.

What are the causes?

Your teeth become sensitive when their enamel layer gets corroded exposing the soft dentine layer underneath. In other words, the nerve endings are exposed and that causes pain. The corrosion of the enamel can happen because of:

What you should do when you have sensitive teeth?

If you have sensitive teeth, chances are that the enamel on your teeth has worn away. In order to prevent further damage:

Try using toothpaste for sensitive teeth. The best one would be a fluoride toothpaste. Use fluoride toothpaste and brush twice a day, once before going to bed at night and once in the morning. Your dentist might also suggest that you use fluoride gels or varnishes.

Tooth sensitivity can be quite the pain in the mouth forcing you to quit on your favorite foods. Instead of ignoring the problem, check with your dentist to get to the root of the problem and take corrective action as the dentist suggests.

Author
Bello Dental

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