Need a really good dentist? At Prisma, you’re always welcome! Learn more

Dentin hypersensitivity and you

Did you know that one out of four adults suffers from dentin hypersensitivity or “sensitive” teeth? This is generally caused by receding gums and/or the wear of tooth enamel. Uncomfortable and often very painful, dentin hypersensitivity occurs when hot or cold food and beverages come into contact with an exposed root surface or the porous part a tooth, called the dentin. There are several causes of dentin hypersensitivity, including:

As is the case with other dental problems, hypersensitivity can be prevented by adopting good habits on a daily basis: gently brush your teeth twice a day for 2 to 3 minutes to remove as much tartar as possible and use a soft-bristled toothbrush or an electric toothbrush (some have even been designed to minimize abrasion!). Floss your teeth and use a fluoride mouthwash when needed. Eat healthy foods that are low on sugar. Finally, regularly visit your dentist for a check-up and cleaning.



« Back to blog

Approved by Dr Lechner

Dr François Lechner

Dr. François Lechner founded the Prisma Dentistes in TMR more than 30 years ago. Over the course of his practice, he has developed his skills in general and family dentistry and is proud to offer a complete service to his patients. He is also interested in neuromuscular dentistry and the management of sleep disorders.

Dr. François Lechner