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What is Tooth Sensitivity?

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  Koramangala, bengaluru, karnataka, india, Bengaluru     Feb 9, 2017

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Tooth sensitivity is a condition that occurs when the tooth and root is exposed, creating a lot of pain; A condition that affects more than 50% of the population across the world.

The tooth and roots get exposed either due to thinning of the enamel or recession of the gums. When this occurs, the protection provided by them to the teeth and roots are taken away thus exposing them to hypersensitivity.

What are the causes and symptoms of tooth sensitivity? 

  • Enamel erosion occurs if you consume very acidic foods or drinks
  • Gum recession is a condition that leaves the roots exposed
  • Using hard toothbrushes or brushing very hard can erode the tooth
  • It could also be due to diseases like gastro-oesophageal reflux

If you experience pain or sensitivity when you consume something hot or cold or if you are in a cold atmosphere, you most probably have sensitive teeth.

Prevention and Treatment for sensitivity 

The most important factor is a good oral cleanliness routine. Brushing twice a day and flossing regularly can reduce chances of sensitivity. Avoid acidic foods and beverages to prevent tooth sensitivity.

If you have sensitivity, your dentist will recommend a toothpaste high in fluoride which will make your teeth less sensitive. In some cases, even fluoride varnishes are painted to provide extra protection to the teeth.


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