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It was quite a revelation to learn that pain from sensitive teeth isn't something you have to live with. Thanks to the comprehensive assessment and treatment programme at Duxton Dental I am free of it. 


- Shelagh Murry











Skill & Artistry  |  Tooth Sensitivity Treatments


One in three adults experience tooth sensitivity. The following guidelines are designed to help you avoid many of the problems that can lead to sensitive teeth.


Some thinning of the tooth enamel and some gum recession occurs with age, but effective treatment is available for the pain of sensitive teeth and the early gum disease that is often the underlying cause. You can take action to stop tooth pain and help prevent further gum disease by:


  • Remembering that the tissues in your mouth are easily damaged,
    so treat them gently
  • Don’t brush too hard, use a soft toothbrush and a pea-sized amount
  • of toothpaste
  • Brush your teeth before meals to gain the most protective benefit from
  • your toothpaste
  • Don’t brush your teeth immediately after meals, especially if you have
  • eaten acidic foods or drinks such as citrus or red wine
  • Rinse your mouth with water after eating or drinking or use a sugar
  • free chewing gum
  • Limit sugary or acidic snacks between meals as high acidity increases the possibility of damage to the enamel


Discuss sensitivity with your dentist to assess the problem and get advice.


Use a product such as Sensodyne toothpaste or Toothmousse to remineralise sensitive areas especially before undertaking tooth whitening procedures.


Duxton Dental have available a desensitizing single dose application used for comfort during hygiene and whitening.


Don’t leave fractured or chipped teeth unrepaired and seek advice about clenching and grinding.


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