Sensitive Teeth

Tooth sensitivity teeth is a common complaint, but you can tackle this issue with improved mouth care

Why do I get sensitive teeth?

A normal healthy tooth is covered by the enamel and it provides good protection against sensitivity. It shields the soft inner of the tooth that contains the nerves and blood supply. If your tooth enamel thins, areas beneath the enamel become exposed. Once that happens, they become more sensitive. Most people notice their tooth sensitivity when they eat or drink hot or cold foods.

Simple tips to protect your teeth against sensitivity:
Brush gently twice a day; your dentist may recommend a sensitive toothpaste
Clean between your teeth regularly using floss or an inter-dental brush
Rinse with LISTERINE® Total Care® Sensitive for 30 seconds twice a day after brushing and flossing

There are a few causes of sensitive teeth:
Acid erosion caused by common food and drinks wearing away the enamel
Sugary foods encourage the growth of bacteria, which can cause gum recession leaving sensitive areas exposed
Brushing too hard can also wear away tooth enamel