When you have sensitive teeth, activities such as brushing, flossing, eating and drinking can cause sharp, temporary pain in your teeth. Teeth Sensitivity can be caused by worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots. Sometimes, however, tooth discomfort is caused by other factors, such as a cavity, a cracked or chipped tooth, or a side effect of a dental procedure, such as bleaching. As there could be numerous causes for your sensitivity, there are also various ways that it can be controlled and treated.
Desensitizing toothpastes – As a treatment for sensitive teeth we may advise you to use a desensitizing toothpaste if you are suffering from mild sensitivity that is localized or may be generalized in many teeth and which is not due to any cavity or other such damage. We may advise you changes or improvements in your teeth cleaning habits, including brushing twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush with a fluoridated toothpaste, flossing daily, avoiding vigorous or harsh scrubbing, etc.