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Tips for Teeth that Are Sensitive to Hot or Cold Temperatures

If you feel sudden tingling sensation in the mouth upon taking something hot or cold, you might have tooth sensitivity.

Tooth sensitivity, also known as dentinal hypersensitivity, is a common dental issue in the age group of 20-50 year old. This is a condition wherein the teeth may become extremely sensitive to hot or cold temperatures. Therefore, you would feel a sharp sensation in the teeth while consuming hot or cold food and drinks.

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

The problem is quite common these days and following are some of the reasons for the same:

Recession of gums owing to gum disease or rough brushing practices

Wearing off of enamel as we age, due to grinding of teeth, or increasingly frequent brushing

Exposure of the soft inner part of the tooth called dentine, which lies between the enamel and gums

How to Know If I Have Tooth Sensitivity?

As mentioned earlier, your dentist would be the best judge of your situation.

Here are a few common symptoms as reported by people who have experienced tooth sensitivity:

A sharp sensation while consuming cold food and beverages

While consuming hot food and beverages

Consuming sweet or sour food items

Breathing cold air through the mouth

Slight pain while brushing teeth

Tips for handling tooth sensitivity:

Dr. Sahakyan suggests a few simple remedies to help deal with tooth sensitivity. You may try these but most important, if the problem still persists, visit your Glendale dentist soon.

Avoid Aggressive Brushing – Sometimes brushing too hard or too frequently may lead to sensitivity. Try changing your toothbrush at the earliest. Using a soft-bristle toothbrush just about twice a day can help. Don’t brush too fast or roughly on your teeth.

Change Your Toothpaste – Switching to a toothpaste specially designed for sensitive teeth can also help solve the problem.

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