The symptoms are occasional mild flash of pain or tingly
feeling when eating sweet, sour, hot or cold.
THE CAUSE OF SENSITIVE TEETH?
In healthy teeth, porous tissue called dentin (inside the
tooth) is protected by gum and enamel.
When this protection is lost, microscopic holes in the
dentin (tubules), allow heat, cold and other irritants to be
transmitted to the tooth nerve triggering pain.
Dentin can be exposed by:
Receding gums caused by improper
Gum disease or surgery
Fractured or chipped teeth
Clenching or grinding your teeth
Acidic damage from juice or soft drinks
Treatment options, depending on diagnosis:
Gentle brushing stroke
sensitive teeth (usually takes several weeks to ease pain)
Fluoride rinse or gel
Clenching and/or grinding may need a
nightguard for use
Reduce consumption of acidic juice and soft drinks.
Rinse with water.
Acidic damage of teeth
kan be desolved by acidic foods and drinks (e.g. orange,
lemon, grape fruit, juice, soda, carbonated soft drink -
also the "sugar free" type).
You can reduce
the risk of acidic damage from fruits/juice/soft drinks
on your teeth by:
your consumption to a "normal average" consumption
meals not small sips during the whole day
mouth with water immediately after eating/drinking
brush your teeth immediately after as the enamel is
sensitive to abrasion
Use a soft
toothbrush in general
neck and grinding