Why are my teeth sensitive and what can I do?

 

Tooth sensitivity is caused by many different factors. The most common one is tooth wear. This can be caused by many things including:

  • clenching
  • grinding
  • erosion

If possible we like to take a minimally invasive approach to treating tooth sensitivity. We do not believe in drill and fill. Firstly we need to find out what is causing your tooth sensitivity. Secondly we need to try and change or modify that habit to protect your teeth from further wear. Thirdly we need to help with your current sensitivity. This can be achieved by using a sensitive toothpaste. You need to brush with it for 2 minutes every morning and then every night, spit out the excess toothpaste but do not rinse, then have nothing to eat or drink for at least 30 minutes. It needs time afterwards to place a plug over the open tubules of your tooth that have been worn away and are causing your sensitivity.

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