Are you unsure if you have sensitive teeth? We have created a quick guide to find tell you more about teeth sensitivity and how you can care for them.
What is tooth sensitivity?
Tooth sensitivity is another name for dentin hypersensitivity or root sensitivity. If you feel sensitivity or pain when eating hot, cold, acidic, sweet drinks or food it may be a sign you suffer from sensitive teeth. Another telling sign of sensitive teeth is if you breathe in cold air, it causes discomfort or pain in your teeth/tooth.
How common is tooth sensitivity?
Over half the population in the world have tooth sensitivity, so it is a very common dental issue.
How can I prevent tooth sensitivity?
To reduce your chances of getting sensitive teeth by keeping your mouth healthy and clean with good oral hygiene. Start your regime by flossing, then washing with mouthwash and finally brushing your teeth. Also, try not to use abrasive toothpaste and eating less acidic foods, as this can also lead to tooth sensitivity.
What do I do if I have tooth sensitivity?
You need to first let your dentist know that you think you have sensitive teeth, as they can help you to find the best treatment for you.
To treat tooth sensitivity, we recommend that you use a low abrasion toothpaste which is specially made for individuals who have tooth sensitivity. This type of toothpaste will help to make teeth less sensitive after using. Your dentist may also recommend and prescribe brush on fluoride gel or a fluoride rinse.
What would you recommend in your Whitewash Nano range for sensitive teeth?
We have a number of products across the Nano range which are developed by UK dentists that will treat sensitive teeth.