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Will your tooth sensitivity ever go away?

Do you experience discomfort or pain whenever you consume cold or hot meals and brush your teeth? Sensitivity is a common dental issue but can it go away?

Key points:

– Whether or not your sensitivity is permanent depends on the health of your enamel.

–  Sensitivity is temporary if you got it after dental procedures like placing of veneers and root canal therapy.

– Aggressive brushing, whitening, teeth grinding and acidic foods erode enamel, thus causing permanent sensitivity.

Visit your dentist immediately for checkup and treatment. Bruxism patients should wear mouthguards to sleep.

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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.