The tooth sensitivity is common in adults between 25 and 45 pathology, although it is true that age does not influence it and can occur at any age. It is the most common dental pain and the least consulted and go to the dentist. Keep in mind that may be the first symptom of the existence of other pathologies that, if diagnosed early, can be treated effectively.
What is tooth sensitivity?
It is a short-term acute pain response to thermal, chemical, osmotic or tactile.
How does it occur?
By exposure of dentin (or ivory), due to receding gums or wear the same traumatic type, either by aggressive brushing and on a continuing basis, either by eating different acids in foods and beverages.
Risk factors for suffering sensitivity or dental hypersensitivity
Here are a few…
- Techniques inadequate oral hygiene.
- Using toothbrushes with hard filaments.
- Abrasive toothpastes use.
- Chemical erosion of the tooth caused by acids or accumulation of plaque in the gum.
What people are more at risk of suffering?
The teeth are brushed with force, diagnosed with gingival recession, those in periodontal treatment, bulimic people and people with periodontist are the most likely to have hypersensitivity in teeth.
How does the diet in tooth sensitivity?
For many, as the acidic diets negatively affect teeth. They are usually consumed diets and are considered healthy, but harmful to the enamel and dentin, gradually eroding. The critical PH in which the enamel is dissolved is between 5-5.5.
Some drinks that harm our teeth are: vinegar and balsamic vinegar, red wine and white, colas, beer, orange juice and apple juice, coffee, etc.
Why is it important to treat?
Tooth sensitivity should be treated because if not done, periodontal disease, may appear tooth decay and other symptoms related to oral health diseases.
The fundamental thing is to implement preventive measures to help prevent hypersensitivity that alleviate pain and discomfort. The professional dental consultation should, together with the patient, analyze the causes that have led to dental hypersensitivity and try to avoid them in the future.
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Some of the tips to prevent tooth sensitivity will more are:
- The suppression of acid products in the diet (some of which we have seen above).
- The use of toothbrushes with soft bristles.
- The use of toothpastes nonabrasive.
- Some preventive dental treatment, developed from the dental practice, such as chemical treatments pastes or gels or some surgeries to cover gingival recessions, even to kill the nerve root canals.
In short, and to finish, we want to sign some basic guidelines to follow if you suffer tooth sensitivity:
- Looking to the possible origin: analyzes the causes that have caused the sensitivity and try to correct them.
- Watch your diet and eliminate those foods and drinks that have a detrimental to the health of your teeth PH.
- Review with your dentist or dental hygienist brushing techniques you employ.
- Soften your dental brushing techniques and uses vibratory, non-rotating, which are less aggressive to the teeth.
- Do not brush your teeth immediately after consuming acidic foods.
I hope sorry been helpful with this post and sorry encouraged you to protect your teeth from tooth sensitivity.