Don't let tooth pain spoil a night out
After hearing many stories about how people cope with painful teeth brought on by tooth sensitivity, we know how tooth pain can affect people and the enjoyment shared with family and friends.
Have you ever been at a social event and experienced the unpleasantness of a shooting pain through your tooth at the first bite of food, or sip of hot or cold drink? Unfortunately for some, it may not be mild pain - it can feel utterly unbearable.
If this sounds familiar or you can no longer enjoy your favourite meal because your teeth hurt too much, you might be one of the millions of people worldwide who suffer tooth sensitivity.
For people with sensitive teeth, eating or drinking hot, cold, sweet or acidic foods can cause discomfort and unpleasant twinges in their teeth, often impacting their diet and even their social activities. Some sufferers find themselves passing on food and drinks they enjoy to avoid discomfort, or worse, changing their eating habits to prevent pain.
There are a number of causes of tooth pain, such as cavities, a cracked or chipped tooth, receding gums and grinding or clenching teeth, so it's important to visit your dentist if you are experiencing any sort of discomfort.
If your dentist notices that the enamel (or protective layer) on your teeth is wearing away, this could be the cause of your pain and overly sensitive teeth. The good news is that relief from this sort of tooth pain and sensitivity may be achievable by simply switching your toothpaste.
Meals enjoyed with friends or family need not be a time that’s dictated by sensitive teeth. Book an appointment with your dental professional and discuss choosing a toothpaste specially designed for sensitive teeth.
This page/article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment. Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.