Tooth sensitivity is a nuisance that develops over time due to the following factors:
- Gum recession (by aggressive brushing, periodontal disease or malocclusions)
- Bruxism (teeth grinding)
Both cases originate dental exposure in the layer called dentin, when having a meal or cold, hot or sugary drinks will cause the patient to have a brief but sharp pang at which it is commonly known as tooth sensitivity.
Tooth sensitivity can be treated with the following steps:
- Conducting a good dental hygiene, always including flossing.
- Using toothpaste for sensitive teeth.
- Using a soft bristle toothbrush.
- Brushing teeth frequently but gently pressing when brushing.
- Use a mouth guard to prevent teeth grinding.
- Visiting the dentist regularly for professional cleanings, preventing gingivitis and receiving information about dental care.
- In case of severe problem of occlusion, it can be woked through orthodontic or complete Oral Rehabilitation.