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    Tackling Sensitive Teeth One Symptom at a Time

    teeth health smile dentistAs any dentist will observe, there is much more than meets the eye in terms of sensitive teeth. Behind the bright white smile there may be hidden pain. What recommendations would a dentist offer for a pain-free smile?

    Let us look at a handful of situations which could directly contribute to increased sensitivity and discomfort.

    – Using mouthwash too frequently may actually increase sensitivity due to some acidic ingredients contained within most formulations.

    – Improper brushing techniques (such as brushing with too much force) may also contribute to heightened levels of pain over time.

    – Grinding one’s teeth (such as during sleep or when exercising) can erode enamel and contribute to sensitive conditions.

    If you take frequent swigs of mouthwash throughout the day, you may be setting yourself up for sensitive teeth.”

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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.