Find Out More About Sensitive Teeth Treatment

There are few things more uncomfortable than sensitive teeth – especially if you drink a hot cup of coffee or an ice-cold glass of water, and the sudden temperature change can be extremely uncomfortable. Sensitive teeth can cause immense pain, so it’s no surprise that people are always looking for sensitive teeth treatments to help them manage the problem.

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

There are different reasons why a person could suffer from sensitive teeth. It might be a result of tooth decay (or early onset tooth decay). That means your tooth may feel tender or painful if you apply pressure, or when you eat or drink things that are sweet, hot or cold.1 Your dentist can recommend the best way to ease your symptoms with teeth sensitivity remedies.2
Another cause of sensitive teeth could be trauma. You may have fallen, been in an accident, or injured your teeth while taking part in sports.3 This type of trauma to your teeth can have long-term effects, which means you may need to invest in toothpastes and toothbrushes designed to provide you with ongoing tooth sensitivity treatment.4
Your teeth could be feeling sensitive if you have a cracked tooth or a loose filling. This can happen very easily, if you have bitten down on a hard substance you weren’t expecting which might crack your tooth or knock out a filling. You might need a dentist to help you fix the tooth and the pain, but you can use sensitive teeth treatments such as Sensodyne toothpaste to ease the symptoms while you wait.5
It’s a good idea to use a tooth sensitivity treatment that can strengthen your enamel and protect your teeth from further damage. Also look out for teeth grinding and for gum disease, as these are also common causes of sensitive teeth. Take our Online Check Up to see what could be causing your sensitive teeth.

The Best Sensitive Teeth Pain Relief

You can invest in sensitive teeth pain relief that will help you manage symptoms and maintain great oral hygiene. Remember, by brushing and flossing regularly you are doing your teeth a great service – in fact, taking care of your mouth is the first and best remedy for sensitive teeth.6
Here are a few tips to help sensitive teeth:

  1. Avoid consuming sugary foods and drinks, as these can lead to tooth decay and sensitive teeth. 
  2. Brush your teeth in a circular motion so you capture and remove all the plaque, and, use a toothpaste that contains fluoride. 
  3. Try not to rinse your mouth straight after brushing, as this will remove the toothpaste and all the good work it’s doing.7 This is particularly true when using a tooth sensitivity toothpaste like Sensodyne. 
  4. Alternatively rinse your mouth with salt water (children shouldn’t do this). This can help soothe your teeth and also minimise infection.8

But perhaps the best sensitive teeth pain relief at home is to use a daily sensitivity toothpaste like Sensodyne. It’s designed to give you tooth sensitivity relief while also protecting your teeth, by using fluoride and other specialist ingredients.

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  1. Tooth Decay, NHS. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/tooth-decay/; Accessed 18/02/2020. Referenced text is highlighted in source PDF.
  2. Tooth Decay, NHS. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/tooth-decay/; Accessed 18/02/2020. Referenced text is highlighted in source PDF.
  3. Trauma To The Teeth, Cambridge University Hospitals. https://www.cuh.nhs.uk/addenbrookes-hospital/services/oral-and-maxillofacial-surgery-and-orthodontics/trauma-teeth; Accessed 18/02/2020. Referenced text is highlighted in source PDF.
  4. Trauma To The Teeth, Cambridge University Hospitals. https://www.cuh.nhs.uk/addenbrookes-hospital/services/oral-and-maxillofacial-surgery-and-orthodontics/trauma-teeth; Accessed 18/02/2020. Referenced text is highlighted in source PDF.
  5. Toothache, NHS Inform. https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/mouth/toothache; Accessed 18/02/2020. Referenced text is highlighted in source PDF.
  6. Sensitive Teeth, BUPA. https://www.bupa.co.uk/dental/dental-care/symptoms/sensitive-teeth; Accessed 18/02/2020. Referenced text is highlighted in source PDF.
  7. How to Keep Your Teeth Clean, NHS. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/how-to-keep-your-teeth-clean/; Accessed 18/02/2020. Referenced text is highlighted in source PDF.
  8. Toothache, NHS. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/toothache/; Accessed 18/02/2020. Referenced text is highlighted in source PDF.