Why your teeth are sensitive

To prevent damage, visit a dentist regularly to assess the condition of your teeth. Stock photo.

What you need to know:

Sensitive teeth. The quality of your toothbrush and your technique while brushing are some of the causes of sensitive teeth, writes Beatrice Nakibuuka.

Tooth sensitivity is a common dental problem that involves discomfort or pain in teeth when encountering certain substances and temperatures.
According to Dr Patrick Kyagulanyi, a dental surgeon at Dental Solutions, the foods we eat and some practices cause our teeth to become sensitive.
Several adults world over suffer from teeth sensitivity which causes a temporary but sharp pain which may shoot into the tooth’s nerve endings when it is exposed to air, cold, sweet, acidic or hot foods.
Some people may experience tooth sensitivity from brushing or flossing their teeth. Fortunately, sensitive teeth can be treated and the condition can improve.

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