Why do I have Sensitive Teeth?
Winter is well and truly here, but do your teeth suffer from winter chills all year round?
Do you cringe when you eat cold ice cream or drink a cold beer?
Are your teeth sensitive when you eat a sweet donut?
Tooth sensitivity is best described as short, sharp pain, your teeth may ache for a short time after. If your teeth are sensitive for longer than a few minutes you should seek a professional opinion to investigate the problem.
Tooth sensitive symptoms may be similar to other more serious dental conditions. Some people might think that a tooth is just sensitive, when instead, they actually have tooth decay or infection that is yet to be diagnosed. A comprehensive examination is essential when choosing correct treatment for tooth sensitivity.
You can implement some simple strategies at home to help avoid tooth sensitivity. Here are Dr Jack’s top three tips:
- Avoid abrasive toothpastes and hard bristled toothbrushes
- Reduce your consumption of acidic foods and drinks
- Seek help for reflux and other medical conditions that cause acid in your mouth
Dr Jack has a variety of treatments to manage Sensitive Teeth, talk to the team at Infinity Dental Care if you are suffering from Tooth Sensitivity.
If you suffer from Sensitive Teeth it is important to follow an oral hygiene routine to keep your teeth in good health and sensitive free. Dr Jack recommends you use a desensitizing toothpaste and gently brush with a soft bristle brush and floss daily.