A common dental complaint is tooth sensitivity. Sensitivity can be a sharp, stabbing pain or a dull ache. It can be especially noticeable when eating or drinking anything hot or cold. Either way, it is not pleasant and people often strive to find a way to ease the pain. Teeth can become sensitive for a number of reasons. These can include, post teeth whitening, repeatedly brushing too hard, tooth erosion, ageing, and gum recession. However, there are ways in which sensitivity can be eased or even eradicated altogether.
A dentist can provide advice, products, and services that will help ease sensitivity. A special varnish can be applied to the teeth by a dentist to help seal the holes in the enamel. It is the wearing away of the enamel that causes sensitive teeth to occur. There are a vast range of desensitising products available, such as, toothpaste and mouthwash, that help to reduce the pain associated with sensitive teeth. A dentist will stock recommended products. However, there are some good alternatives available on the high street. Also do not brush too hard. If this is an issue then there are electric toothbrushes available with pressure sensors. This will alert the user if they are pressing on too hard.
Teeth can become temporarily sensitive after the whitening process. This is a common issue after teeth whitening and the vast majority of the time it will subside after a few days or weeks. In the meantime, patients can brush with a desensitising toothpaste morning and night. It is also advisable to avoid sweet or acidic foods and drinks for a few days afterward. If sensitivity persists then make an appointment with a dentist. Patients who already suffer from highly sensitive teeth may not be suitable for teeth whitening.
If you are needing advice or treatment for sensitive teeth, or for any other dental issue then Pearl Dental Clinic are open seven days a week. Highly qualified and experienced staff can assist with any dental problem you may have. They can also provide emergency treatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Additionally, the clinic offers a range of popular cosmetic dentistry treatments at affordable prices. For any inquiry or to book an appointment please call us on 0208 547 9997.