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14 year old female wondering... sweets are causing sensitivity to my teeth but not like a an ache ever just when I eat those foods and then it goes away I don't ever have any aches or anything and I'm also sensitive to cold. please help!:) - Asked by l k on 18-Feb-2015 06:15:57

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    Answered by Dr. Jignesh Mehta on 18-Feb-2015 09:21:22

    This is due to attrition or erosion of enamel, thus exposing the Dentin. Teeth Desensitization Treatment would help you. This treatment is normally administered by a dentist.
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    Answered by Dr. I Vijayalakshmi Murthy on 18-Feb-2015 09:52:31

    Sensitivity occurs when either the enamel or the gums are damaged, exposing the inner layer (dentine and nerves) to harsh temperatures, acids and other irritants that stimulate a painful response in the tooth.

    The most common cause of sensitivity due to loss of enamel is tooth decay; and the causes of sensitivity due to damage to gums by root exposure are receding gums, gum disease, vigorous or improper  brushing and excessive plaque build-up.

    Only your dentist can diagnose the exact cause and treat you for sensitivity. Desensitizing toothpastes may provide temporary relief but cannot cure the actual problem.

    Please visit your dentist as early as possible to prevent more serious complications arising from gum disease or tooth decay.

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    Answered by Dr. Jyothirmai Talasila on 26-Mar-2015 09:34:47

    Sensitivity tosweets could be from tooth decay but if it is generalized,meaning all teeth then it could be from the teeth sensitivity itself likehow  you feel for cold. For sensitivity, use sensodyne or thermoseal toothpaste- apply pea size amount of this all over the area where you feel teeth sensitivity and let it stay for few minutes and the do your brushing. Make sure you brush in round/circular motion with gentle/soft bristle tooth brush.

    Hope this helps and your dentist can personally examine and assist you better.

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