What is Dental Hypersensitivity (Tooth Sensitivity)
Dental hypersensitivity is a condition in which there is discomfort in teeth when you eat something hot, cold, or sour foods. This can result in sharp sting or pain that can last from few minutes to hours.
Causes of Tooth Sensitivity :
-Acidic food and beverages
-Brushing too hard
-Bleeding gums ( gingivitis)
-Grinding of teeth
- Poor oral hygiene
- Brush regularly and use soft bristle toothbrush.
- Avoid medium or hard bristle toothbrushes.
- Avoid brushing teeth immediately after ingesting acidic foods.
- Avoid over brushing with pressure on teeth.
- Avoid flossing excessively.
- Avoid picking or scratching at the gumline or using toothpicks inappropriately.
Professional Care by Dentist
- Filling Cavities in any exposed area of tooth crown and tooth root.
- Use of sealers to the exposed root.
- Special toothpaste is recommended.
- Visit your dentist regularly.
- Use the correct brushing technique.
- Brush twice daily.
- Use fluoride toothpaste.
- Maintain good oral hygiene.
- Use soft bristled toothbrush.