Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

A happy woman holding a vanilla ice cream

Are there certain foods such as ice cream or hot soup that you avoid, purely because it causes too much discomfort when you eat them?
Well rest assured, you are not alone!
Although this can sometimes be a sign of a cavity (which you should get checked out!). So many people suffer with sensitive teeth which can be all over or localised to one tooth and feel there is no solution to their problem.
Well, we are here to help so you can start enjoying those yummy foods again with ease!


‘What are the causes of sensitive teeth?’ I hear you ask:

  • Scrubbing teeth too hard
  • Hard toothbrushes
  • Clenching/Grinding
  • Acidic Foods


Signs of sensitive teeth vary, but here are some of the tell-tale symptoms to look out for that will trigger the discomfort:

  • Cold air
  • Hot/Cold Drinks/Food
  • Acidic Foods
  • Brushing and Flossing Teeth


In most cases, sensitive teeth can be treated by simply changing your oral hygiene regime. There are a range of different sensitive toothpastes on the market and it is about finding the right one that works for you! But remember, consistency is key!

Brush twice daily with your new sensitive toothpaste. Ensure not to rinse your mouth after brushing, so the paste has time to work its magic on your teeth. After 2-3 weeks, you should start to feel an improvement with the sensitivity. If not, try another brand of sensitive toothpaste as they all work in different ways.
Also, ask your dentist about Tooth Mousse. This is a product that helps restore the minerals in the tooth structure, which in turn strengthens the tooth enamel.
If these do not work, there are some more drastic measures which you can ask us about.
So say goodbye to sensitive teeth and hello to all those yummy foods you’ve been missing out on!

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