If you are fond of eating and drinking hot and cold food and beverages, teeth sensitivity can be a real deal breaker. Teeth sensitivity might be something that not all people take seriously but it should still not be neglected and should be addressed. There are ways by which teeth sensitivity can be relieved, toothpastes designed for this condition are also available. However, these methods are only able to provide temporary relief. It is always better to understand the underlying issues behind teeth sensitivity so that it can be successfully addressed and avoided.
Like for example, I didn’t even know I had tooth sensitivity issue until I took the Sensodyne Chill Test at Mall of Lahore. I was made to bite an ice-lolly and upon biting it, I felt aching pain. I would normally just avoid biting the ice-lolly and suck it instead but now I know why I do that. I think it’s a great initiative that’s creating awareness amongst the general public.
Tooth sensitivity can also be revealing of a more serious problem. Cracked or chipped teeth, cavities, pressure from tooth grinding, or dental procedures such as whitening can all be causes of sensitive teeth
Sensitive teeth can range from mildly annoying to severely painful. To prevent further damage to your teeth, or any sensitivity in the first place, follow the suggestions below:
Practice proper oral hygiene.
Gum disease and tooth decay are frequently the cause of tooth sensitivity. In addition, avoid smoking or any form of tobacco use.
Don’t brush so hard.
Aggressive brushing or brushing with a hard-bristled toothbrush can cause gum recession and enamel erosion. Brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush and don’t apply too much force. Plaque comes off easier than you think!
Protect your teeth.
If you clench your teeth frequently or have been diagnosed with bruxism (teeth grinding), make sure you protect your teeth with a nightguard provided to you by your dentist and try to be conscious of your clenching habits during the day.
Make sure your diet is healthy.
Eat sugar and carbohydrates in moderation. Drink plenty of water and eat foods that are good for your teeth such as dairy products and vegetables.