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Sensitive teeth and the reasons for them

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If you experience a sudden, shooting pain in your tooth whenever you drink a hot or cold beverage, or you eat something sweet or sour, you may be suffering from tooth sensitivity. It can affect a single tooth or many teeth at once, and it can make normal eating and drinking extremely difficult. Tooth sensitivity is usually caused by recession of gum tissue that exposes underlying dentin and allows access to your tooth’s root. The root contains many tiny tubes that lead to the pulp, which is where your tooth’s sensory nerves are located. The open channels permit temperature changes and sweet or sour foods to register as pain.

13 Common Causes of Sensitive Teeth

  1. Recent dental work
  2. Normal aging
  3. Everyday wear and tear
  4. Long-term use of acidic mouthwash
  5. Acidic foods
  6. Whitening products
  7. Chipped or broken teeth
  8. Brushing too hard
  9. Gum disease
  10. Night-time teeth grinding
  11. Tooth decay at the gum line
  12. Plaque buildup

Proper Dental Care for Teeth Sensitivity

Understanding what to do with sensitive teeth can help you relieve the discomfort. The following dental care tips can help you manage your symptoms.

  • Avoid acidic foods and drinks.
  • Brush twice daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush, and floss every day.
  • Brush gently around your gums.
  • Use an over-the-counter toothpaste made for tooth sensitivity.
  • Use a nightguard to control teeth grinding.
  • Visit your dentist at least twice a year.

See Your Dentist 

If trying to manage your symptoms at home isn’t working, make an appointment with us for professional treatment. Effective in-office treatments include varnishes and dentine sealers to protect exposed tooth roots and white fillings or dental bonding applied over the problem areas.

Extended online appointment booking

By | Hi-tech Dentistry | No Comments

If you have followed our blog, or have been a regular visitor to the Practice, you will have seen that we have been consistently developing and using technology to improve our patient service and experience.

We understand the pressures of ongoing lists of ‘things to do’ and the sinking feeling when you realize that you forgot to make that phone call between 9am and 6pm to book your dental health check appointment and that you are going to have to add that to tomorrow’s already too long ‘things to do’ list.

We are pleased to have been able to extend our online appointment booking facilities to both new and existing patients, thus making it easier and convenient to ensure you can attend to your ongoing oral and dental health needs.

This is available by clicking the ‘book an appointment’ button on our home page at www.qds.ie and following the simple process we have designed. Your newly booked appointment will then be confirmed by email or sms message.

We don’t think we could have made the process any easier.