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Sensitivity

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Posted by: lucy229  (9 years ago)
Over the past few years I find my teeth getting more and more sensitive.

It used to be mild, just to something really cold, but now I'm feeling it from hot and cold. Even if its really windy outside, can cause sensitivity as I'm walking.

I've been using toothpaste and mouthwash that apparently helps with sensitivity, but it doesn't do much.

Any idea on what the cause could be, and how to treat it effectively?


thanks :)
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Hi Lucy!

You should know that, unfortunately, due to hormonal fluctuations, women tend to suffer more frequently from sensitive teeth.

Nevertheless, what should help is using pastes and gels containing fluoride or arginine, or a special sealing varnish which you can receive at the dentists.

Furthermore, you should make sure you don’t have an inflammation of the gums (ie. gingivitis) as that too can cause your teeth to become overly sensitive.

Ideally you should visit a dentist, and before you do, check out the video "Tooth Necks"!
Posted 9 years ago
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Posted by: sweetjaden  (9 years ago)
I also have a sensitive teeth. It's so hard for me to drink cold water! Sometimes it hurts so bad! I visited my dentist two days ago and he gave me a toothpaste for sensitive teeth. I hope it works.
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Posted by: kitty23  (9 years ago)
Dear Checkdent,

I chipped one of my bottom teeth about a year ago. The pain went away eventually and I never got it fixed. When I had my teeth cleaned yesterday, the chipped tooth was so sensitive, the other ones around it were also too sensitive. Is this normal? Please advice me what to do.Thank you.
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Posted by: summer  (9 years ago)
Dear Checkdent,

I chipped one of my bottom teeth about a year ago. The pain went away eventually and I never got it fixed. When I had my teeth cleaned yesterday, the chipped tooth was so sensitive, the other ones around it were also too sensitive. Is this normal? Please advice me what to do.Thank you.


It's normal to have sensitivity in teeth after they are cleaned. The sensitivity may last for about 4 weeks. Use mouthwash with sodium fluoride.
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