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Tooth sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is a very common problem encountered by a large number of people. Our teeth can be very sensitive to various stimuli; hot, cold, sweet, or sour. Excessive tooth sensitivity is caused by:

  • Improper tooth brushing technique with overly hard bristles can easily damage the enamel of the teeth and thus expose the highly sensitive dentin to external influences.
  • Receding gums from the tooth necks, as one of the symptoms of periodontal disease, lead to the exposure of tooth necks to various stimuli and the appearance of pain.
  • Grinding or excessive clenching of teeth leads to the creation of an extremely large force, which, when decomposed into its components, practically breaks off parts of the enamel from the weakest points, such as the tooth necks, thereby causing increased sensitivity of these parts.

How to properly brush your teeth?

  • Always use a medium hardness toothbrush; it is sufficient for thorough teeth cleaning and will not damage the gums.
  • Brush your teeth best after every meal, and at least twice a day – in the morning and in the evening.
  • Place the toothbrush on the outer side of the teeth, partially on the teeth and partially on the gums. Then, with gentle vibrating movements, move the brush left-right, allowing the bristles to pass between the teeth, and then pull the brush downwards if it’s the upper teeth, or upwards if it’s the lower teeth.
  • Brush the inner side of the front teeth with the toothbrush positioned vertically in relation to the teeth, pulling it up and down.
  • Brush the inner side of the back teeth by pulling the toothbrush upwards for lower teeth, and downwards for upper teeth.
  • Brush the chewing surfaces in circular motions with the toothbrush placed flat.
  • Regularly replace your toothbrush; preferably every 3-4 months.