DENTCOAT DS - tooth sensitivity good bye
Do you suffer from sensitive teeth?
Statistically speaking, one in five adults from Germany suffer from sensitive teeth.
Dentcoat can help!
Here’s why you may be experiencing sensitive teeth:
- You brush too hard. Sometimes tooth sensitivity comes from brushing with too much force or with a hard-bristled toothbrush. Over time, you can wear down your tooth's protective layers and expose the microscopic hollow tubes or canals that lead to your dental nerves. When these tubes are exposed to hot, cold, overly acidic or sticky foods, tooth sensitivity and discomfort can be the result.
- You eat acidic foods. If the pathways to your nerves are exposed, acidic foods such as tomato sauce, lemon, grapefruit, kiwi, and pickles can cause pain.
- You’re a tooth-grinder. Grinding your teeth can wear down the enamel, even though it’s the strongest substance in your body. By doing so you expose the dentin, the middle layer of the tooth, which contains the hollow tubes that lead to your nerves.
- You use tooth-whitening toothpaste. Many manufacturers add tooth-whitening chemicals to their toothpaste formulas, and some people are more sensitive to them than others.
- Too much mouthwash. Like whitening toothpaste, some over-the-counter mouthwashes and rinses contain alcohol and other chemicals that can make your teeth more sensitive — especially if your dentin’s exposed.
- You’ve got gum disease, gingivitis or periodontitis. Receding gums, which become increasingly common with age and poor dental hygiene, can cause tooth sensitivity.
- You have excessive plaque. The purpose of flossing and brushing is to remove the plaque that forms after you eat. An excessive build-up of plaque can cause your enamel to wear away. Again, your teeth can become more sensitive as they lose their enamel protection.
- You’ve had a dental procedure. Teeth often become more sensitive after you’ve been in the dentist’s chair. It’s common to have some sensitivity after a root canal, or the placement of a crown.
- Your tooth is cracked. A chipped or cracked tooth can cause pain that goes beyond tooth sensitivity.
- There is decay around the edges of fillings. As you get older, fillings can weaken and fracture or leak around the edges. It’s easy for bacteria to accumulate in these tiny crevices, which causes acid build-up and enamel breakdown.
You might find that using toothpaste specifically made for sensitive teeth helps. However, these formulas don’t work for everyone and tooth sensitivity comes back shortly afterward.
Tooth sensitivity is treatable. There are several protective measures – but previously there were no permanent ones.
If your sensitivity is extreme and persists no matter what you do, see your dentist for an evaluation. Among other possible treatments, your dentist will apply Dentcoat DS several times to the sensitive areas and only after 20 minutes or latest 3 days you will be free of pain.