Teeth sensitivity

Health is a combination of all the body’s parts working efficiently as a team. Pain in any part of the body makes the whole body suffers. We are prone to infections on every level in our daily life. Our oral cavity and mouth are a home for the microbial flora that has millions of microbes. These microbes can easily cause dental anomalies and other health infections and complications. One of the major complications with the teeth are the toothaches and tooth sensitivity. Pain in the teeth can make you suffer badly. Let’s have a look at that in detail:  

What is teeth sensitivity?

Teeth sensitivity is an anomaly of the teeth that occur due to the damaged enamel and roots of the gums. The enamel gets broken when you are having unhealthy eating habits such as eating hot and cold foods one after the other. The nerve endings of the teeth are exposed to the surface hence generating pain and uneasiness whenever you eat anything hot or cold.


The main causes of the tooth sensitivity are listed below:

  • Using a hard toothbrush can damage your enamel. Having worn out enamel is an easy tool to cause tooth sensitivity.

  • Acid foods and drinks also damage the enamel to a great extent. Taking too much soda, colas, and spicy foods will lead to teeth sensitivity.

  • Stress can lead to nervous and involuntary habits in some individuals and one of them is grinding your teeth. Excessive grinding can lead to damaged and worn out enamel.

  • Gum disease and exposed root of the tooth are also a leading cause of sensitivity

  • Fractured teeth and worn out fillings can also lead to tooth sensitivity

  • The Gastrointestinal reflux disease causes acidic reflux from the stomach back into the mouth causing damage to the teeth. Bulimia is also among the causes of sensitivity.


Generalized pain in the teeth and jaws are the main symptoms. You might feel a kind of uneasiness and electric shock on taking a hot or cold food. Bleeding and swollen gums are also among the symptoms.

Medical cures for teeth sensitivity:

Usage of desensitized toothpastes:

Several brands of medicated toothpaste are available in the market that prevents sensitivity of the tooth. The main ingredient in these pastes is potassium nitrate. The dentists also prescribe fluoride toothpaste.

Use soft bristle brush:

The thing with brushes is that the way you use them matters the most rather than their bristles. Try to brush your teeth softly. Don’t get harsh while brushing or you will hurt your teeth and gums.

Avoid acidic foods:

Food is something that you can control while eating. Try not to eat too many acidic foods since it will only elevate the pain and suffering. Opt for yogurt, milk, butter and fruit juices instead of beverages, spicy food, and pickles.

Dental applications:

If you are not having a good time with the above remedies, you can ask your dentist to do a covering of paint, varnish or resin over your teeth, which will provide services as an enamel shield.

Other dental procedures that could be done include:

  • Crowning or bonding

  • Surgical gum graft

  • A Root canal is the ultimate and last treatment for teeth sensitivity.


What is dental composite filling?

The Dental composite filling is a type of tooth remedy on which an adhesive or resin is filled in your cavities. Since it is adhesive, it is not damaged easily and protects the teeth underneath. It can be done at the front or back of the teeth. The filling looks more natural. It is a bit costly as compared to amalgam and gold fillings. Composite filling takes more time to be one, is more durable and aesthetic as well.

They are more versatile in dealing with broken, fractured and worn-out teeth. You have to visit your doctor regularly, keep flossing and brushing regularly as well to keep your filling safe.