Posted on 30 April 2020
Hot, cold, sweet, sour or spicy foods and drinks can all trigger a reaction when the teeth are sensitive. This sensitivity is usually due to damaged tooth enamel which has left the underlying dentin exposed to the air.
The exact cause of the sensitivity will need to be determined by a dentist but the condition can be controlled to large extent while awaiting treatment. Some tips include:
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Use desensitising toothpaste
- Avoid foods and drinks that trigger a reaction
Your dentist may also be able to help with an in-office fluoride treatment which entails applying a special gel covering to the teeth.
More tips on controlling tooth sensitivity can be found at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/top-tips-for-reducing-tooth-sensitivity/