Have you ever experienced a sudden pain on your teeth because of cold, hot, sweet or sour? If yes, we recommend you to read this article!
Sensitivity of tooth enamel becomes a very common problem due to deterioration of food, as well as ecology. The increased teeth sensitivity appears due to various factors that irritate the tooth. The pain is often sharp and sudden, but it is temporary and may shoot into the tooth’s nerve endings. It normally stems from consuming hot or cold foods, beverages, or contact with cold air. Fortunately, teeth sensitivity can be treated and the condition can improve.
What causes teeth sensitivity?
Most often the teeth sensitivity occurs because of the following factors:
- Enamel erosion
- Diseases of the oral cavity (periodontitis, gingivitis and others)
- Cracks or micro-injuries of enamel, the occurrence of chips
- Usage of teeth whitening toothpaste in combination with a stiff brush
- Lack of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and other substances that form the tissues of the tooth
- Pregnancy, menopause
- Prolonged intake of hormonal drugs
- Chemical whitening of teeth with abrasive substances
- Incorrect or insufficient hygiene of the oral cavity
- The constant use of citrus juices, soda, fruit, the acid which affects the enamel.
How to treat high teeth sensitivity?
First of all you should visit your dentist to determine the cause of tooth sensitivity. If the cause is caries or other diseases of the oral cavity, then it is necessary to carry out treatment and repair defects. In the absence of any pathology, it is necessary to carry out fluoridation of enamel and remineralization.
Except the treatment which dentist can do, it is recommended to follow next tips:
1tip. Use toothpaste specifically for sensitive teeth
2tip. Brush your teeth twice a day
3 tip. Don’t brush too hard
4 tip. Change your toothbrush every two to three months
5 tip. Avoid highly acidic food and beverages
6 tip. Visit your dentist regularly
It is also needed to increase the amount of products useful for strengthening teeth, rich in potassium, phosphorus, iron, calcium and magnesium (for example, seafood, dairy products, liver).
If you have any dental problems, always consult your dentist for advice. During examination, your dentist will talk to you about your symptoms and offer the best way of treatment.