Four Questions to Determine Your Sensitivity

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(NC) - Dentin hypersensitivity, also known as tooth sensitivity, is irritating and often leads people to change what they eat or drink, or how they brush their teeth.The first step to treating and preventing dentin hypersensitivity, however, is knowing the signs that indicate you may have the condition.

Sensodyne, the tooth sensitivity expert, advises consumers to ask themselves the following questions to determine whether or not they may be sensitive teeth sufferers:

  • Do your teeth hurt when you eat or drink something cold, hot, sweet or sour?

  • Do your teeth hurt when you brush or floss?

  • Do you feel a short, sharp twinge or stab in your teeth that comes on suddenly, but passes quickly?

To avoid pain in your teeth, do you:

  • Avoid certain foods?

  • Avoid brushing?

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  • Avoid flossing your teeth?

If you answered yes to even one of these questions, you may be suffering from dentin hypersensitivity. If you experience any kind of tooth pain, it is important to ask your dentist or hygienist for more information.

Although dentin hypersensitivity is painful, the condition can be treated and prevented. According to the Canadian Advisory Board on Dentin Hypersensitivity the easiest and most cost-effective treatment of dentin hypersensitivity is to brush with a medicated toothpaste, such as Sensodyne, twice a day, every day.

Rather than avoiding the foods you love, use these tips to help identify your problem and do something about it.

For more information on tooth sensitivity, call 1-800-250-8866.

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- News Canada

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