Scared to cool off with an ice-block because of the fear of shooting pain in your tooth? Do you avoid steaming hot soups in winter because you’re worried your teeth can’t handle the heat? Or does brushing and flossing sometimes cause discomfort?
If this sounds all too familiar, you could be suffering with tooth sensitivity.
Tooth sensitivity — also known as dentine hypersensitivity — affects the tooth via exposed root surfaces or surfaces where enamel has been lost.
This occurs when the enamel that protects the teeth wears away, or when gum recession occurs, exposing the underlying surface, the dentine, thus, reducing the protection the enamel and gums provide to the tooth and root.
What can you do about it? Remember to always see your dental professional, but something as simple and easy as switching to a sensitive toothpaste like Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief™ can be an effective treatment for tooth sensitivity. It can provide instant and lasting* relief when used as directed.
Also, you can read our tips for treating sensitive teeth here.
*For instant relief, apply directly to each sensitive tooth with fingertip for one minute. For lasting relief, apply to a gentle toothbrush making sure to brush all sensitive areas. Brush twice daily. Always read the label. Use only as directed. See your dentist if symptoms persist.