The Most Common Causes Of Tooth Sensitivity
Tooth sensitivity can cause anything from mild discomfort to sharp pain. Learning about the most common causes of this problem can help you prevent it.
- Using tooth whitening products that contain harsh chemicals.
- The long-term use of an over-the-counter mouthwash. Neutral fluoride mouthwashes or those recommended by a dentist are a better option
- Teeth grinding, which you may be doing without realising or while you sleep.
You may also experience tooth sensitivity after certain dental procedures, but this usually goes away on its own.
If you have tooth sensitivity, talk to your dentist about it to get the right treatment.
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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)
I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.
Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.
Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.
Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.
Special interest in Orthodontics.
Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.
I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.
Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).
I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.