Tooth sensitivity which is a common name for dentinal hypersensitivity is a dental pain which is sharp in nature and of short duration. If you feel a shocking sensation when your teeth are exposed to hot, cold, sweet or acidic foods and even while breathing in cold air, then you have teeth sensitivity. The tooth is made up of enamel, dentine and pulp. Over time the enamel covering the dentine gets thinner exposing the dentine which when stimulated by changes in temperature produces a shocking sensation.
Tooth sensitivity is caused by a number of factors such as gum recession, a fractured tooth, brushing with hard toothbrush, acidic beverages etc.
When you realize you have sensitivity, the first thing you do is to seek professional care in form of a dentist like us: Mouth Spa Dental Clinic. We can help you identify the cause of your tooth sensitivity and we will give you appropriate treatment. Treatments usually vary from recommending a toothpaste specially formulated to reduce sensitivity to the use of dental materials to restore loss of tooth structure.
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