What Causes Sensitive Teeth?
Dentin hypersensitivity, or tooth sensitivity, is a common dental problem. It’s a condition that can develop over time, as a result of common problems such as receding gums and enamel wear. Most sufferers are between 20 and 50 years old. Tooth sensitivity can start to happen when the softer, inner part of the tooth called ‘dentin’ becomes exposed. Dentin lies under the enamel and the gums.
Thousands of microscopic channels run through the dentin towards the center of the tooth. Once the dentin is exposed, external triggers (such as a cold drink) can stimulate the nerves inside the tooth, resulting in the characteristic short, sharp pain of tooth sensitivity.
Only your dentist at ZEN SMILE SPA can confirm you have dentin hypersensitivity. If you are experiencing any dental problems, always consult your dentist for advice. If you have dentin hypersensitivity, you can help to minimize further exposure of the dentin, care for your sensitive teeth and relieve the painful symptoms by making some simple changes to your daily oral care routine and dietary habits.
How Should I Treat Sensitive Teeth?
After discovering you have tooth sensitivity, it’s a natural next step to want to know what you can do about it. Talk to your dentist about what has caused you to have this problem, what you can do to relieve it and how to help prevent it from getting worse. They can advise you on the most suitable oral care routine for someone with sensitive teeth, the best toothbrushing technique for you, how often and when.
Long Term Relief
Along with knowing how to treat sensitive teeth now, it’s also important to think about managing your dentin hypersensitivity in the long term that also your dentist at ZEN SMILE SPA will recommend to you!