Sensitive teeth: what is the reason and how to help yourself

Anyone who has ever felt a chilling toothache during contact with something cold or hot will always be wary of looking at the offered glass of water or a cup of coffee. Hypersensitivity or hyperesthesia of the teeth is a disease that affects about 37% of the population. Let’s see what is the reason and how to avoid such a problem.

Sensitive teeth

Hypersensitivity of teeth to temperature, chemical and mechanical irritants often accompanies dental problems such as caries, periodontal disease and damage to tooth enamel. But sometimes painful symptoms also appear without visible disturbances in the structure of enamel and dentin. Dentists talk about three stages of hyperesthesia: when teeth react to temperature (heat, cold); when a reaction to a chemical effect (sweet, salty, sour) is attached to temperature irritation and when the teeth react to all stimuli, including tactile (mechanical).

In addition to physical discomfort, increased tooth sensitivity significantly affects the overall quality of life.

Sensitive teeth: what is the reason

Why it happens? For various reasons, the tooth enamel becomes thinner, exposing the dentinal tubules, which lead directly to the pulp and dental nerve. Which, in turn, in response to any stimulus causes discomfort and piercing pain..

Causes of tooth enamel damage:

  1. lack of nutrition of essential substances and minerals;
  2. abuse of carbonated drinks, sweets, acidic products, which leads to chemical destruction of the protective layer of enamel;
  3. the use of a toothbrush with hard bristles, and pastes with abrasive elements that mechanically damage the enamel;
  4. untimely appeal to the dentist in case of complaints;
  5. inflammatory process in the tooth nerve or pulp.

Pay attention to good nutrition, foods rich in phosphorus, calcium and vitamin A. Try to rinse your mouth after each meal, and your toothbrush should be moderately soft. For sensitive teeth, a special toothpaste is suitable. Dentists say potassium-containing pastes only mask pain – acting only on the nerve, they leave dentin unprotected. For effective care, patients need a paste that does not mask pain, but works instantly, acting on dentin. Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief is a toothpaste that instantly and permanently reduces tooth sensitivity.

Sensitive teeth: what is the reason

The innovative Pro-Argin ™ technology fills the dentinal canals and creates a calcium-rich layer on the dentin surface. Studies have shown that when exposed to an air destroyer, this paste works 44% more efficiently than potassium ions, and as much as 130% more efficiently when exposed to a tactile stimulus. This means that 93% of patients now drink hot drinks calmly, 92% drink cold drinks, and 94% are happy to enjoy their favorite ice cream. In combination with the right brush, the paste works even better. Pay attention to the Colgate brush Silk floss for deep and gentle brushing. Choosing the necessary care products for your teeth, you choose a new quality of life. Without discomfort and piercing toothache. Instantly and forever.