Ouch! My Teeth are sensitive, WHY?

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Tooth sensitivity affects up to 57% of the population. It occurs most frequently in patients 30 to 40 years of age. It   comes and goes over time, it is sensitive or painful when breathing in cold air or eating or drinking foods that are hot, cold, sweet or acidic.

Why does teeth have feelings?

The enamel layer that protects our teeth becomes thinner or the gums pull away, exposing the soft dentin layer of the tooth. The unprotected dentin is easily affected by the external stimulants.

Causes:

Incorrect brushing- Using the incorrect technique with a hard toothbrush can damage your teeth and gums.

Gum pulls away from teeth- Gum infection or brushing too hard (exposing the root surface) and not flossing correctly can cause the gum to recede.

Diet- Acidic foods and drink can lead to erosion which softens and thins the enamel layer.

Erosion- Teeth appear yellow due to the enamel being brushed away when softened (by acidic foods, drinks, bulimia and gastroesophageal reflux disease).

 Dental caries (Tooth decay) in extreme cases when there is a large cavity in the tooth it can become sensitive to warm foods and drinks, which may indicate an infection in the tooth’s nerve, caused by bacteria.

Sometimes using only a de-sensitising toothpaste is just not good enough… Ignoring dental sensitivity can lead to other dental problems in your mouth.

Take action now and treat your tooth sensitivity for once and all,

Phone us on 0126638810.

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We will give you professional advice, treatment and instructions.

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