Tooth sensitivity is also known as dentine hypersensitivity.
This occurs when root surfaces are exposed. Root surfaces can be exposed when the protective enamel layer on your teeth wears or decays away or when your gum recedes exposing the underlying dentine surface.
Sensitivity is typically felt whilst eating hot, cold, sweet or acidic (fruit juice) foods or drinks. If you experience sensitivity during any of these activities you have dentine hypersensitivity.
Common treatments for dentine hypersensitivity include brushing with toothpaste specifically formulated to reduce sensitivity. Other treatments include a protective fluoride varnish which can be painted onto the teeth to provide an additional layer of protection from the sensitivity.
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