That Shock of Pain Could Be Tooth Sensitivity

Have you ever experienced pain in your front teeth after taking a bite of ice cream? Even though it may last only a second or two, that short, sharp pain could be a sign of sensitive teeth.

Not every tooth needs to be sensitive to have tooth sensitivity; it can strike in localised areas. Conditions like enamel erosion or receding gums can make your teeth sensitive.

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    Tooth sensitivity typically occurs in canines (slightly pointed teeth) and first premolars.

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    Brushing teeth with excessive pressure can cause sensitivity.

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    Gum recession can lead to root exposure which can lead to tooth sensitivity.

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Sensodyne is a daily toothpaste that is specifically formulated to help relieve sensitive teeth—even that minor twinge of pain you may experience after eating or drinking hot or cold foods and beverages.

It’s important to note that if you are experiencing symptoms of sensitivity, speak with your dentist to receive expert care.