Sensitive teeth (dentinal hypersensitivity) can occur when gums pull away from your teeth at the gumline exposing the dentin layer of your tooth. When you have sensitive teeth, certain activities, such as brushing, eating and drinking, can cause sharp, temporary pain in your teeth. Sensitive teeth are typically the result of worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots. Sometimes, however, tooth discomfort is caused by other factors, such as a cavity, a cracked or chipped tooth, a worn filling, or gum disease. Sensitive teeth and gums can make eating hot, cold, sweet, and sour foods and drinks a challenge.
Sensitive teeth can be caused by regularily consuming foods and beverages with high acid content (citrus fruits, tomatoes, pickles, coffee, tea, wine, soda) which is why it is best to avoid or limit these foods in order to keep surface stains away. Brushing your teeth too aggressively, or overusing certain tooth- whitening products can lead to sensitive teeth and loss of enamel.Professional and over-the-counter teeth whitening procedures are a big culprit of sensitive teeth because these products can temporarily cause teeth to feel sensitive.
Your dentist can help determine the cause of sensitivity. Not drinking coffee as frequently, and cutting back on these types of stimulants can help with teeth sensitivity. There are a number of over the counter and prescription mouthwashes and toothpastes that alleviate the sensation of teeth whitening. You don’t have to settle with those yellow stains just because you have sensitive teeth. Although teeth stains can be stubborn, research suggests that some home remedies can help treat tooth sensitivity.
Sensitivity to both hot and cold temperature is common and can happen when the enamel of the tooth is thin enough for the dentin inside the tooth to be exposed.You can reduce your risk of sensitivity to cold temperatures and food products by brushing twice a day with a soft-bristled or electric toothbrush and by flossing every day. You can also find some relief from a desensitizing toothpaste. Some toothpaste products contain ingredients that help protect the tooth surface. Your dentist might also recommend a fluoride gel treatment, which strengthens your current tooth enamel, decreasing the sensations sent to the nerve.
If you teeth are noticeably more sensitive, if you feel a sharp or shooting tooth pain, or if sensitivity persists, do not wait to make an appointment with the dentist. As with any oral health condition, it’s important to not wait to see a professional. In the case that sensitivity is caused by a crack or decayed tooth, it’s best not to wait to have the tooth professionally cleaned and sealed, or you risk developing an infection. Similarly, symptoms of gum disease or receding gums should not be ignore; as the gums pull away, the teeth becomes lose. In many cases the dentist can also readjust or repair broken dental restorations that are causing tooth sensitivity. Preventing tooth sensitivity is easier than treating it, so if your symptoms are mild, take action immediately to address any contributing issues. The best thing to do when it comes to whitening your teeth is finding the right product that suits your needs. Non-sensitive whitening gel, like VAKKER Banana’s Teeth Whitening Kit, can give you the whitening you need and not affect your teeth that is common in other products.