If you wince in pain when drinking hot or cold liquids and consistently find that your teeth have sensitivity, there are likely underlying, potentially serious issues.  In this post, we’ll look at some of the problems that could be causing painful tooth sensitivity, as well as some of the possible solutions to resolving the issue. 

Once you start to experience consistent sensitivity, you should see a dentist to determine whether there are deeper issues at play, but if the sensitivity is mild or has just started, there are a few things you may try first.

Often soft or exposed tooth enamel is at the root (pun intended) of the problem. Your teeth enamel gets put through a lot and when that enamel is weakened or gone, the nerve endings can become exposed, causing pain or sensitivity. 

Drinks or food high in acidic content, such as: Sodas, tomato sauces, acidic fruits like lemons and oranges as well as gums and candies with high sugar content can all attack your teeth enamel. It is best to avoid these or use in moderation.  Brushing immediately after with a product such as the GO SMILE luxury toothpaste or GO SMILE WHITENING GEL with your own toothpaste is an excellent way to counteract the effects of these highly acidic products.

Also, snacking instead on food and drinks such as: Yogurt, cheeses, Milk and fruits and vegetables that are high in fiber.  These all help moisten the mouth and help to fight and counteract the bacteria that eats away at tooth enamel.

At best, simply changing habits could resolve the issues, but in the worst-case scenarios, dental work such as a root canal, could be the only way to solve a deeper problem with exposed roots left unattended for too long.

Lastly, using a teeth whitener and sensitives proven to cause little to no sensitivity such as the GO SMILE SONIC PRO TEETH WHITENING BRUSH and GEL or GO SMILE SNAP PACKS can help to keep your teeth white without damaging the enamel that can lead to extreme teeth sensitivity.