Treat and Prevent Sensitive Teeth

Treat and Prevent Sensitive Teeth - When a tooth ache to certain stimuli, such as heat, cold, or acidic foods, it's a sign you have sensitive teeth. Overcome pain and prevent tooth complaints so as not to come back.

Sensitive teeth is actually a general term used to indicate the presence of dentine hypersensitivity, which is marked by the opening of dentin due to thinning email. Thus, if the conditions are already open, and he hit something hot or cold, will cause a sense of pain.

The layout itself is under the dentin email. Dentin has channels that are very small (dentinal tubules) are directly related to the tooth nerve.

According to drg. Today Sunarto, Sp.Perio (K), in contrast with the complaint of pain cavities that can last all day, due to the pain of sensitive teeth is lost and usually arise.

"As a result only momentary pain of sensitive teeth complaints are often overlooked," said drg.Hari in a media event education about sensitive teeth in Jakarta some time ago.

According to research conducted Pepsodent, Synovate, and Faculty of Dentistry, Padjadjaran University in 2010, as many as 65 percent of Indonesian people have sensitive teeth. However, only half are taking action to treat it. The rest leave.

According drg.Hari, sensitive teeth complaints regardless of age and gender, although most are found in the productive age.

Factors triggering the greatest sensitive teeth is a lifestyle, namely the pressure brushing too hard to make gum decreased or use brush with coarse bristles. Other culprit is the habit of eating food or beverages with extreme temperature differences, also acidic foods.

"Another reason is the sheer lack of oral hygiene," said the doctor who became chairman of the Association of Periodontology Indonesia Jakarta commissariat.


If during brushing, chew or drink you often avoid this place because of pain sensitive, meaning you need treatment. Brushing your teeth thoroughly reluctant because they feel pain can also redirect the onset of gum disease and tooth.

The doctor will diagnose your teeth sensitive after all possible causes of pain is eliminated, eg cavities or position of the wisdom teeth are not perfect.

After finding the cause of your teeth become sensitive, the doctor will take care of the affected parts and advocates a maintenance program. Wear including toothpaste for sensitive teeth (desensitization), prescribing fluoride for use in the home, as well as the possibility of patching the teeth open.

To get away from the problem of sensitive teeth, preventive efforts can be done. The main one is the maintenance of teeth with good dental hygiene. "The key is to remove plaque cause gum disease and start mempratekkan how to brush teeth properly," said Day.

Brushing your teeth properly is moving the brush slowly, shallowly, and move up and down or rotate. Brushing your teeth with a long back and forth motion is only allowed for the upper teeth (dental crown), not the gums.

While it talks about toothpaste, Pepsodent Sensitive Expert with a combination of cutting-edge technology HAP minerals present to answer the needs relieve pain, repair, and prevent tooth sensitivity.

According drg.Ratu Mirah Afifah, professional oral care relationship manager PT.Unilever Indonesia, Pepsodent Sensitive Expert has four active ingredients, namely potassium citrate, HAP minerals as a source of calcium, sodium Monofluorophosphate as a source of fluoride, and zinc to prevent gingivitis.

"Toothpaste with four active ingredients which we have patented it not only relieves pain, but also solutions that can prevent sensitive teeth come back at a later date," katannya.