Sharply arising nagging of teeth and / or gums and similar pain are well known to the vast majority of people. Tooth sensitivity is evident in the use of cold, hot food or drinks, sweets, etc.

To learn how to reduce the sensitivity of the teeth and gums should first find out the reasons for this unpleasant phenomenon. Sensitive teeth are problem that encountered in many people, or rather almost 60% of adults aged 20 to 40 years old. The main cause of tooth sensitivity is a gingival recession. In this case, gums literally slips, exposing the neck and roots of tooth with a lot of nerve endings that react violently to temperature and touch. Tooth sensitivity is increased because of the enamel defects (erosion, non-carious lesions), aggressive tooth whitening, gum diseases (periodontitis, periodontitis, gingivitis).

Also, it should not be excluded that sensitivity of the teeth and gums affect:

- Not enough oral hygiene;

- Incorrectly matched toothbrush, toothpaste, overreliance on toothpicks and dental floss;

- Too high or low temperature food and drink;

- Abuse of salty, sour and sweet food and drinks;

- Psycho-emotional situation, stress;

- Gastrointestinal tract diseases;

- Hormonal changes in women that related to pregnancy or age.

Sensitivity of teeth and gums. What to do?

First of all it is better to turn to the dentist, who will find the true causes of the high sensitivity of the teeth and the way to address them. Now on sale is available on a variety of means for oral care, and, of course, for sensitive teeth and gums. But not all can be used continuously. For example, some toothpastes contains aluminum salts or strong antiseptics  like chlorhexidine or triclosan, but they can not be used for more than three weeks. In any case, we should not forget the banal truth, that there's always a reason for every pain. The causes of the onset of symptoms can determine only specialist, and only he can help you maintain the health of teeth and gums.