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Sensitive teeth: what is the reason and how to help yourself
Sensitive teeth: what is the reason and how to help yourself

Hypersensitivity or hyperesthesia of the teeth is a disease that affects about 37% of the population. We will tell you what is the reason and how to avoid such a problem.

Anyone who has ever felt a chilling toothache during contact with something cold or hot will always look with apprehension at the offered glass of water or a cup of coffee.

Increased sensitivity of teeth to temperature, chemical and mechanical irritants often accompanies such dental problems as caries, periodontal disease and damage to tooth enamel. But sometimes painful symptoms appear without visible disturbances in the structure of enamel and dentin. Dentists talk about three stages of hyperesthesia: when the teeth react to temperature (heat, cold); when a reaction to a chemical effect (sweet, salty, sour) joins the temperature irritation, and when the teeth react to all stimuli, including tactile (mechanical).

In addition to physical discomfort, increased tooth sensitivity significantly impairs the overall quality of life. It is unlikely that a person suffering from hyperesthesia will want to explain to others why he does not drink refreshing cocktails with friends in the summer heat, and on a winter evening he refuses aromatic herbal tea, why he loves ice cream and green apples, but deliberately refuses such products. The fact remains: patients with hyperesthesia perceive things that are familiar to everyone in a different way.


Why it happens? For various reasons, the enamel of the teeth becomes thinner, exposing the dentinal tubules, which lead directly to the pulp and dental nerve. Which, in turn, in response to any stimulus, causes discomfort and piercing pain.

Causes of damage to tooth enamel:

  • lack of essential nutrients and minerals in nutrition;
  • abuse of carbonated drinks, sweets, sour foods, which leads to chemical destruction of the protective layer of enamel;
  • the use of a toothbrush with stiff bristles, and paste with abrasive elements that mechanically damage the enamel;
  • untimely access to the dentist for complaints;
  • inflammation of the dental nerve or pulp.

Everything is fixable. First, pay attention to good nutrition, foods rich in phosphorus, calcium and vitamin A. Try to rinse your mouth after every meal, and keep your toothbrush moderately soft. A special toothpaste is suitable for sensitive teeth. Dentists say that potassium-containing pastes only mask pain - by acting only on the nerve, they leave dentin unprotected. To effectively help patients, a paste is needed that does not mask pain, but works instantly, affecting the dentin.


Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief is a toothpaste that instantly and permanently desensitizes teeth. The innovative Pro-Argin ™ technology fills the dentinal tubules and creates a calcium-rich layer on the dentin surface. Studies have shown that this paste works 44% more efficiently than potassium ions when exposed to an airborne destroyer, and as much as 130% more effective when exposed to a tactile stimulus. This means that 93% of patients now calmly drink hot drinks, 92% drink cold ones, and 94% happily enjoy their favorite ice cream. When combined with the right brush, the paste works even better. Check out the Colgate Silk Threads for a deep and gentle brushing of your teeth. By choosing the care products your teeth need so much, you are choosing a new quality of life. No discomfort and piercing toothache. Instantly and forever.

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