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Tooth Sensitivity to cold : Are you really ready for summers

Tooth Sensitivity to cold : Are you really ready for summers

It’s SUMMER, My Heart Say’s COLD but my Tooth say’s……Oh, I am not SURE.

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T1his occurs when the enamel that protects our teeth gets thinner,

 

or when gum recession occurs, exposing the underlying surface, the dentin, thus, reducing the protection the enamel and gums provide to the tooth and root. Tooth sensitivity affects up to 57% of the population.

 

 

There are many causes of tooth sensitivity:

  • Gum recession that leaves your root surface exposed

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  • Hard bristle brushing

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  • Eating acidic food

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  • Grinding teeth

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  •  Your daily oral hygiene

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Daily care of tooth

Brushing properly twice daily for 2 minutes with toothpaste that does not have high levels of abrasives, and flossing once a day, can help reduce the chance of tooth sensitivity. A diet low in acidic foods and drinks also helps prevent tooth sensitivity.

Treatment

In addition to recommending toothpaste without high levels of abrasives, your dentist may prescribe an at-home, brush-on fluoride gel or a fluoride rinse, or high fluoride level toothpaste specially formulated to make your teeth less sensitive and provide extra protection against decay. Other treatments — such as fluoride varnishes — can be painted onto the teeth to provide added protection.

MYTH —-Do Tooth Whitening Treatments Cause Sensitivity?

The sensitivity which can be experienced during and after professional whitening procedures is different from dentinal hypersensitivity. Dentinal hypersensitivity is a common condition of the teeth which can arise when the dentine of the tooth becomes exposed (typically as a result of gingival recession or tooth wear).

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However, in the case of whitening treatments, the bleaching component of the treatments is believed to penetrate the tooth, causing sensitivity.

 

 

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