How Tooth Hypersensitivity Affects AustraliansHave you ever felt that sharp pain in your teeth whenever you try to enjoy a cone of ice cream or a warm cup of coffee?

If yes, then you are suffering from tooth hypersensitivity.

This is usually caused by the exposure of your dentin due to the erosion of enamel or the recession of your gums. When the dentin is exposed, its tubes can become stimulated by external factors such as temperature.

Tooth hypersensitivity is a common condition. A recent study revealed that 44 per cent of Australian households have somebody who has sensitive teeth or gums. Moreover, 61 per cent of people in Australia who suffered from tooth sensitivity were females, with the 30 to 49 year-olds as the most affected age group.

Tooth sensitivity is very prevalent. 3 out of 5 people report that they have experienced the inconvenience of not being unable to eat and drink what they like because of their sensitive teeth.

This problem is extremely uncomfortable and frustrating. It can bring a great deal of anxiety and pain. Further, it was discovered that people affected by sensitive teeth often don’t talk to their dentist about it.

Helping You Deal With Tooth Hypersensitivity

For expert guidance in dealing with sensitive teeth and gums, consult your gentle and caring dentist in Brisbane here at Dental On Park. We provide you with comprehensive dental care that addresses both your immediate and long-term dental and oral health needs.

Here are some simple tips and strategies to help you manage tooth sensitivity:

  • ​Try to isolate its possible causes.
  • ​Limit exposure to acidic food and drinks and wait for at least 30 minutes before brushing your teeth (if you do have acidic foods).
  • ​Get a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  • Use toothpastes that address the sensitivity.
  • ​Don’t brush too aggressively. Learn and use proper brushing and flossing techniques.
  • Invest in an electric toothbrush that has a pressure indicator built in, such as the Oral B 5000 electric toothbrush.
  • ​Consult your trusted dental care partners.

Experience award-winning dentistry with us here at Dental On Park. Call us today on (07) 3369 8300 or simply book your FREE dental consultation online.

 

REFERENCES:

https://www.adelaide.edu.au/arcpoh/dperu/special/hypersensitivity/Sensitive%20teeth%20A3.pdf

http://www.jebdp.com/article/S1532-3382(12)70043-X/abstract

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2842.2010.02132.x/abstract