Hypersensitivity manifests itself in the form of acute pain of short duration to certain mechanical (brushing), chemical (acid or sweet tastes) or thermal (very hot food and cold drinks) stimuli.
When does tooth sensitivity occur?
It occurs when the enamel that protects the teeth weakens or when the gums recede and are exposed to the underlying surface, the dentin. Bulimia, teeth whitening, vigorous brushing or brushing with a very abrasive toothpaste, consumption of acidic beverages, gingival recession, periodontal treatment, orthodontic treatment and xerostomia are some of the factors that can increase the incidence of this dental condition. In addition, dental caries, worn fillings or broken or chipped teeth can also favor its appearance.
Drinks with ice, slushies, ice cream, ice creams, etc., which are so appealing when temperatures rise, can become a nightmare for people with tooth sensitivity.
What can we do to avoid it?
Fortunately, dental hypersensitivity can be treated and prevented if the following preventive measures are applied:
- Maintain proper oral hygiene on a regular basis.
- Change your toothbrush for one with extra soft filaments.
- Use a low abrasive toothpaste that helps to repair the surface of the tooth enamel.
- Use a mouthwash specifically for sensitive teeth.
- Use a dental desensitizing gel when necessary.
- Moderate consumption of drinks and foods that are very sweet, acidic, cold or hot.
- Visit the dentist periodically to prevent or treat dental hypersensitivity.
Dental hypersensitivity can be treated if the right products are used continuously. By following the aforementioned guidelines you can avoid the painful sensation it causes and recover normal teeth and gums.
At Clínica Dental Carrera we will help you solve these annoying problems of dental hypersensitivity. Come visit us and we will give you all the information.