How to Keep Teeth & Gums Healthy : Preventing Tooth Sensitivity: Dental Care & Oral Hygiene

How to Keep Teeth & Gums Healthy : Preventing Tooth Sensitivity: Dental Care & Oral Hygiene


Hi my name is Carol and I am a registered
dental hygienist and I will be speaking on behalf of Expert Village.com and in this segment
we will be talking about tooth sensitivity and what causes it. Your tooth is like a sponge
and your tooth is composed of several different tubials and at the end of these tubials there
is a nerve at the end of each one. Any changes in pressure or temperature can excite these
nerves at the end and at that point, the patient experiences cold sensitivity. There are several
treatment options to the cold sensitivity. The main one is fluoride whether you use just
a regular fluoride or a fluoride in the toothpaste. What the fluoride does is it goes into these
areas where the tubials are exposed and plugs those areas up and can help strengthen those
areas against the cold sensitivity. Some of the things that cause cold sensitivity besides
the hot or cold foods are if you have any areas on your teeth where there is some root
exposure. That can be caused by toothbrush abrasion or any areas where you may clinch
your grind and some of the tooth actually wears away. So whenever you talk to your dental
professional may sure to mention that you do experience cold sensitivity so that they
can put you on a little bit of extra fluoride to strengthen those areas.

Author: Kevin Mason

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