Tooth sensitivity causes discomfort and makes some activities such as drinking, eating and brushing the teeth painful. Sensitivity usually results from having worn out tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots.
In some cases, tooth sensitivity may result from other factors such as gum disease, worn-out filling, cracked or chipped tooth or cavity. If you experience tooth sensitivity and it causes you discomfort, visit your dentist to examine your teeth to determine the underlying cause of your tooth sensitivity.Book an Appointment 020 7139 8611
Depending on the cause of your tooth sensitivity, your dentist may recommend the following:
If you want to prevent recurring teeth sensitivity, ensure you have a good oral hygiene routine involving brushing your teeth at least twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.
While brushing your teeth, use gentle strokes and do not brush your teeth aggressively or use an abrasive toothpaste that can wear off your enamel.
If you grind your teeth at night, inform your dentist to get a mouth guard to protect the teeth from a fracture which may cause sensitivity.
Reducing your intake of acidic drinks and food such as citrus fruits, wine, or carbonated drinks will also help preserve your tooth enamel. While taking acidic drinks, ensure you use a straw to limit their contact with your teeth and drink water afterwards to reduce acidity in your mouth.
For severe tooth sensitivity treatment, visit Smile Clinic London or call 020 7139 8611 to schedule an appointment with our dental professional.