3 Quick Questions on Tooth Sensitivity

3 Quick Questions On Tooth Sensitivity

What’s the first thing you should do when you have sensitive teeth? Your most pressing questions, answered

If you are reading this, then there is a good chance that you or someone close to you is dealing with sensitive teeth. The good news is that sensitive teeth, unlike many other teeth-related ailments, can be solved — but only if you know what to do.

We bet you have lots of questions. Luckily, we have the answers.

Q: Hot and cold foods really hurt! Do I have to give them up forever?

A: Definitely not! There are many ways to numb or even prevent the pain, we promise. We’ll cover them soon.

Hot and Cold Foods

Q: What is the first thing I should do if I have sensitive teeth?

A: Harder doesn’t mean better when it comes to toothbrushes, so it might be time to update that hard-bristled toothbrush. Also, brush gently and carefully around the gum line so you don’t remove gum tissue.

Toothbrush

Q: How about the toothpaste I have at home?

A: Check if your toothpaste is fluoridated — which is good for sensitive teeth — and not one meant for tartar control. If need be, spread some over your teeth for one minute to relievetooth sensitivity. Just ensure you do so with the right toothpaste formulated for the job, like Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief.

Toothpaste

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TOOTH SENSITIVITY

Definition

Tooth sensitivity 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.

Signs & Symptoms

If hot, cold, sweet or very acidic foods and drinks, or breathing in cold air, makes your teeth or a tooth sensitive or painful, then you may have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity can come and go over time.

Is Tooth Sensitivity Cramping Your Style?

Tooth sensitivity can make eating and drinking a painful experience. Try one of our sensitivity relief products that, with continued use, can help prevent future occurrences.