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What Can You Do About Sensitive Teeth?

 teeth health smile dentistIf your teeth hurt when you take hot or cold drinks, or even if cold air passes over  them then you may have sensitive teeth. You will need to speak to your dentist about the twinges you experience but here is some general guidance.

Key takeaways
  • Take good care of tooth enamel, which is the protective shell covering each tooth. Worn out enamel exposes nerve endings leading to sensitivity.
  • Brush softly with a soft bristled brush and limit acidic foods and drinks to avoid wearing out your tooth enamel.
  • Teeth sensitivity could be a sign of other problems such as receding gums, teeth grinding and gum disease.

It is important that the cause of your sensitivity is correctly identified and managed. Often a sensitive toothpaste is the correct strategy, but occasionally a sensitive tooth needs a filling, crown or root canal treatment. Ignoring symptoms from your teeth can only make things worse.

To help keep your smile healthy, bright and pain free you should brush and floss twice a day- and see your dentist for a checkup as often as they recommend.

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Dr Ashley Davenport BDS MFGDP(UK)

I qualified as a dentist in 1995 and can honestly say that I have been doing a job that I love for the past 20 plus years. Most people who know me well know that dentistry is a passion for me and that if I won the lottery I would still want to have some dentistry in my life. I get huge satisfaction from treating patients and making a difference to ...

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Dr Catherine Myatt BDS MFGDP(UK)

Cath joined the practice as a dentist in 2002.  She and Ashley met on their postgraduate Vocational Training course in Birmingham when they ended up working at the same practice in West Bromwich.  When Ashley was looking for an associate at Balsall Common Dental Practice, Cath came to take the role and she has been here ever since.  In 2017 Cath...

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