What are sensitive teeth?
Some patients feeling twinge or short sharp pain in their teeth when eat or drink something cold. This can be a sign that their teeth are sensitive and need a special care.
Dentine is the inner layer of the teeth. Sensitive teeth develop when dentine is exposed. As a result hot or cold foods, or even brushing may trigger the nerves deep within the tooth.
There is no universally accepted treatment, which reliably relieves the pain of sensitivity in the long term.
Consequently many treatments are suggested.
In general, there are two types of treatments.
In-office (i.e. by a dentist or dental therapist), and at-home. At-home treatments using over-the-counter (ie. toothpastes for sensitive teeth) or by-prescription products are suitable for generalized, mild sensitivity associated with several teeth. In-office treatments are suited best for severe sensitivity of one or two teeth. patient should try the at-home before in-office procedures are carried out.
How can I look after my sensitive teeth?
You can do several things to protect your sensitive teeth:
- Use a toothbrush with soft bristles.
- Use the toothpaste for sensitive teeth.
- Avoid aggressive tooth brushing.
- Brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day.
- Visit your dentist regularly.
- Ask for advice on appropriate brushing technique.
Please Contact Us, if you have any question regarding teeth sensitivity and its treatment.