If you find that your teeth have become extra sensitive lately you may want to get your teeth checked incase you have a cavity or tooth damage. Some people naturally have sensitive teeth and feel the sensitivity when having particularly hot or cold food or drink items, or there may be a few teeth that are sensitive rather than all your teeth. There is a range of toothpastes available on the high streets, which help with, tooth sensitivity. Used daily they can stop the teeth being so sensitive and can allow you to eat and drink whatever you like. Some people also find that the cold weather can make their teeth sensitive and painful, as can sweet or sour food items. There can be a range of reasons why you may have sensitive teeth, where the dentin is worn away at the gum line making the nerves sensitive. This can be due to brushing the teeth and gums too aggressively, tooth decay, damaged teeth, gum disease, tooth grinding, certain dental treatments and even certain tooth whitening treatments. There are many things you can do to stop your teeth being sensitive such as gently brushing your teeth especially around the gum line. You can also use toothpaste for sensitive teeth that contain fluoride, but there is a variety on the market to try. Try to limit the amount of food you eat which is acidic as this can further harm your teeth and make your teeth even more sensitive. If tooth grinding is an issue we can discuss wearing a mouth guard during the night to stop this happening. We can also use a variety of methods to treat tooth sensitivity such as composite bonding on the sensitive areas, or dental sealers put over the exposed root. If your sensitive teeth are getting you down, come in to see us and together we will banish your tooth sensitivity for good.