Sensitivity

Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity can be very debilitating especially when it impacts our enjoyment of food and drinks.

At Smile Hawthorn, we assess the causes of sensitivity and discuss various management techniques to help minimise the sensitivity so you can continue to enjoy your favourite foods and drinks.

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What causes Teeth to be Sensitive?

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Sensitivity in teeth can be caused many factors including:

  • Toothbrush abrasion
  • Worn or broken fillings
  • Deep and large fillings
  • Decay and cavities
  • Grinding and clenching
  • Exposed dentine
  • Sinusitis

Dr Andrew's Pro-Tip: What can I do for my sensitive teeth?

The cause of sensitive teeth needs to be determined by your dentist.
These simple techniques at home can help with sensitivity in the interim:

  • Brushing gently with a soft toothbrush
  • Have a dental checkup to assess for decay or broken fillings
  • Check for grinding or clenching
  • Use a sensitive toothpaste
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The information contained on this website is general in nature and does not take into account your personal situation. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. You should consider whether the information is appropriate to your needs, and where appropriate, seek advice from a dental professional.

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Smile Hawthorn is a modern family dental and orthodontic practice that provides comprehensive dental and specialist orthodontic services to the community.