3 Quick Questions On Tooth Sensitivity
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3 Quick Questions On Tooth Sensitivity

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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.


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.


This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.