All of my teeth feel sensitive – What should I do?

With the crisp autumn air making its presence felt, many of us are wrapping up in cosy sweaters and indulging in our favourite hot beverages. But for some, the chillier weather can bring about an unwelcome sensation – tooth sensitivity.

If you find yourself wincing when the cold wind blows or while sipping on a pumpkin spice latte, you may be dealing with this common dental concern.

Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

Enamel Wear: The protective enamel layer can wear down over time, exposing the dentin beneath, which is more sensitive to temperature changes and certain foods.

Gum Recession: Exposed tooth roots, which lack the protective enamel layer, can result from receding gums.

Cavities or Tooth Decay: These can expose the inner layers of the tooth, leading to heightened sensitivity.

Teeth Grinding: Grinding your teeth can erode the enamel, revealing the sensitive dentin underneath.

Post Dental Treatment: Some dental procedures like fillings or crowns can lead to temporary sensitivity.

Treatments for Tooth Sensitivity at Regent Dental Centre

  • Desensitising Treatments: Special gels or varnishes can be applied to the teeth to reduce sensitivity.
  • Fluoride Application: This helps strengthen the enamel and reduce the pain of exposed dentin.
  • Bonding: In cases where the root of a tooth is exposed, a bonding procedure might be recommended.
  • Gum Disease Treatment: Gum disease can lead to gum recession and subsequently tooth sensitivity. Through scaling and root planing, we can help address the issue at its root.
  • General Dentistry: Fillings, crowns, or inlays can be used to address decay or wear that might be causing sensitivity.

Proactive Measures

Maintain Good Oral Hygiene: Regular brushing and flossing can help prevent conditions that lead to sensitivity.

Use a Desensitising Toothpaste: Many toothpastes are formulated to address sensitivity.

Limit Acidic Foods: Reducing intake of acidic foods and drinks can prevent enamel wear.

Mouth Guard: If you’re grinding your teeth, consider wearing a mouth guard.

Why Choose Regent Dental Centre this Autumn?

  • Expert Examination: For just £45, new patients receive a comprehensive examination, including a full mouth and gum evaluation and soft tissue screening.
  • Detailed Diagnostics: Typically, two X-rays, priced at £10 each, are taken during this visit, giving us a detailed look into your oral health.
  • Personalised Treatment Plans: Should treatment be necessary, we provide a detailed plan and estimate, valid for three months.
  • Hygienist Appointments: For £45, enjoy a scale and polish, vital in maintaining good oral health.
  • Dental Care Plans: After ensuring your oral health, join one of our dental care plans for continued dental well-being.
  • Children Welcome: We proudly serve NHS child patients, offering them thorough initial examinations and advice to maintain excellent dental health.

As autumn settles in with its cooler temperatures, don’t let tooth sensitivity stop you from enjoying all the season has to offer. With the right care and guidance, you can have a pain-free smile once again. 

If you’re in the Altrincham area, get in touch with Regent Dental Centre to be your partner in achieving optimal oral health. We can’t wait to welcome you as a new patient!

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