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  • DENTAL SECTION FOR PATIENT
  • Dr. Sherif Tehemar
  • • This problem often happens when gums recede and/or cementum is not presence. The gum tissue acts like a protective blanket to cover the roots ofC the teeth. As the gums recede the underlying toothA roots are exposed.USES
  • • Brushing too hard or with too much pressure which removes gum tissue. • Aging, sensitivity is highest between the ages of 25-C 30A • Using a hard tooth brush instead of a soft oneUSES
  • • Enamel erosion by acidic foods • Poor oral hygiene which leads plaque to build-up around the teeth and gums.CA • Cracked teethU • Tooth whiteningS • Stimulation from hot beverages or foodsE • Dental treatments-simple cleanings, orthodontics orS restoration
  • • The key to preventing tooth sensitivity is to keep your gums healthy by reducing the pressure youPR use while brushing, use a soft toothbrush and toE maintain good oral health habits.V • This means brushing all your teeth for 2-3 minutes,E not the usually 30- 45 seconds that most peopleN brush.TI • Flossing is crucial in order to reach the 35% of theO tooth surfaces where brushing can not reach.N
  • • Use a toothpaste for sensitivity. They need toP be used 4-6 weeks before any changes can beR noticed.E • Avoid highly acidic foods like citrus or sodaV pop that can work against the sensitivityEN toothpaste.T • Brush gently with a soft toothbrushI twice/day using a low abrasion desensitizingO toothpasteN
  • • Use fluoride mouth rinse to help remineralize the tooth surface. Fluoride gels and varnish arePR effective also.E • Dont use a tartar control toothpaste, use aV fluoridated toothpaste or desensitizing toothpasteEN • Try spreading a thin layer of desensitizingT toothpaste on the exposed roots with your fingerI before you go to bedO • Avoiding very cold foodsN
  • • Monitor intake of fruit drinks or sports drinks that are high in sugar and/or acid; tomatoes; pickles;P citrus…..RE • Always use a de-sensitizing toothpaste for 2-3V weeks prior to having your teeth "cleaned"E • Avoid teeth grinding and clenching by using aN nightguardT • Having professional tooth cleaning, oral hygieneI instructions and fluoride treatments.ON
  • • If these suggestions do not give you reliefT please see your dentist.R • One way your dentist can gauge the severityEA of your sensitive teeth is by using the air test.T The dentist sprays the air gum across eachM area of a your teeth to pinpoint the exactEN location of sensitivity.T
  • • The decision of whether a restoration is needed comes in after an in-office desensitizer has beenTR applied and you have been sent home for a weekE with desensitizing tooth paste to see whether aA more aggressive approach is needed.T • An in-office desensitizer can be painted or sprayedM on. This is a painless procedure. Your dentist canEN apply gel; white fillings (bonding) to cover exposedT surfaces and close the pores of the tooth root.