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Teeth Sensitivity
Created by udent on 2/1/2008 12:00:00 AM

Teeth sensitivity is a common problem that faces many people every day. Because of the discomfort involved, especially in brushing, some people tend to avoid the sensitive areas. This may result in complicating the problem.


Teeth sensitivity is a common problem that faces many people every day. Because of the discomfort involved, especially in brushing, some people tend to avoid the sensitive areas. This may result in complicating the problem.

 


What causes teeth sensitivity?

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  • Root sensitivity (exposed root surface) usually occurs after gum recession or gum treatment.
  • Tooth abrasion (loss of tooth enamel at the gum line).
  • Tartar control toothpaste will sometimes cause teeth to be sensitive.
  • Old and poor fitting fillings.
  • Cavities.
  • Occlusal trauma.


What can be done to reduce teeth sensitivity?

  • Check with your dentist to find the cause and get the proper treatment.
  • Fluoride treatment.
  • Proper brushing techniques using soft toothbrush.
  • Use desensitizing toothpaste.
  • Decrease the intake of acid-containing food and liquids.

     

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