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The tooth sensitivity arises as a consequence of the loss of thickness of the enamel of the teeth or by the decrease in the size of the gums, which generates expose the underlying surface of the tooth.

This action of the gums results in a decrease of the protection that this and the glaze adds to the tooth and the root, meaning that the food or drinks that have extreme temperatures, whether cold or heat, cause a feeling of pain in the teeth.

The sensitivity in the area of the teeth may appear and disappear over periods of time.

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Problems of Tooth Sensitivity

If the foods or drinks that are too hot, cold, sweet or very acidic generate tenderness or pain in the teeth or in a tooth, it may be that you are suffering from tooth sensitivity.

Tooth sensitivity is very common that affects people in general, your symptoms you feel when you are eating or drinking any type of food with very high temperatures or very low.

As we age the lining that generates the enamel may be thinner, reducing in that way that protects the teeth, the gums may recede over time, exposing the surface of the underlying root dentin.

The dentin contains multiple ducts that run from the outside of the tooth to the nerve that is located in the center. When the dentin is exposed, these tubes can be stimulated by changes in temperature or certain foods

Symptoms of Tooth Sensitivity

The pain that is generated as a result of tooth sensitivity is very easy to recognize and it is very unpleasant for the person who experiences it, among the main symptoms, or characteristics are to be found:

  • Localized pain and with a great intensity.
  • The pain is generated in response to a reaction to external ingest any food or drink cold or hot, or some acidic taste.
  • The feeling goes away in the moment that the stimulus loses contact with the tooth or the sensitive area.

If this excess sensitivity was not transiently and persists after the external stimulus, or were not located it is advisable to go immediately to the dentist's office.

There may be the possibility that the patient suffering from some kind of oral disease and it is important that you be evaluated by a dentist, to have a proper diagnosis.

Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

The retraction of the gum generating the dentin exposed can be generated as a result of several factors, among the most common are:

  • The shrinkage of the gums as a result of the passage of the years, or generated by a tooth brushing improperly.
  • The consumption of beverages with ingredients of acidic effect as, for example, carbonated water, which in excess generated by the erosion of enamel and exposure of the dentine.
  • Grinding often the teeth, in the same way this you can generate any person to experience sensitivity in the majority or all of the teeth.
  • Brushing with a toothpaste that is too abrasive, making a brushing incorrectly and/or brushing more than three times a day, as this generates as a result the wear of enamel.
  • Suffer from a disease of the gums leading cause gum recession.
  • A tooth that is chipped or broken generates expose the dentin.

In addition, after any dental treatment you may suffer from sensitivity, it is well known that some dental treatments such as for example teeth whitening, professional dental cleanings, the installation of dental braces or a cover on a tooth can generate sensitivity.

Care to Prevent Tooth Sensitivity

The main thing at the time to improve the sensitivity in the teeth is to discover what it is that caused by a dental professional can help you with this.

If this condition is because the dentin outside, there are a few solutions that you can perform, in the same way that your dentist can perform to minimize the sensation of pain, these may include:

  • It is recommended that you use a toothbrush that contains very soft bristles.
  • Perform a brushing right way to help positively to the prevention of abrasion of the enamel and gum recession.
  • It is recommended to use a toothpaste that contains a special formula to help in the reduction of the sensitivity.

The dental professional to improve or cure tooth sensitivity can perform the following procedures:

  • To help the tooth has more force you can apply a varnish containing fluoride in more sensitive areas.
  • Make a recommendation of a toothpaste special that contains a high concentration of ingredients that regenerate the teeth to be used every day.
  • Perform a dental restoration that helps to strengthen the areas that have lost enamel.

When suffering from this type of sensitivity you may need a procedure in a dental clinic or the use of products without the need of a prescription, the most important thing that you should do is go to the clinics of the dental professional.

This doctor will determine the cause that generates the sensitivity in the teeth and to assist in achieving an efficient solution to the problem, there are other processes that can benefit from the elimination or prevention of the sensitivity:

  • Daily brushing: you must be brushed properly at least twice a day for 2 minutes with a toothpaste that does not contain a high level of abrasive ingredients to help minimize the prospects of experiencing sensitivity.
  • Use hilo dental: you must use dental floss at least once daily to remove plaque and reduce the chance of tooth sensitivity.
  • Follow a diet with a low content of acids: a food that contains few acidic foods and drinks can benefits the moment to avoid tooth sensitivity.
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