Sweet chocolate, sour apples, ice-cold drinks and hot food can all cause intense and agonising pain. Do you know the feeling? You are not alone. Around twenty percent of all adults experience this regularly. The good news is, something can be done to relieve your suffering.
If you suffer from oversensitive teeth, ask your dentist about GLUMA® Desensitizer PowerGel. By creating a protective seal over the neck of your tooth, GLUMA® Desensitizer PowerGel can help you enjoy months of pain-free eating and drinking. The biggest advantages:
• GLUMA® Desensitizer PowerGel starts working immediately after application.
• Once applied, GLUMA® Desensitizer PowerGel can provide you with many months of pain-free eating and drinking.
The problem: exposed dentine
Dental enamel covers the tooth crown and is the hardest part of the tooth; in fact it is the hardest substance in your whole body. Beneath this enamel is dentine, which makes up the largest part of the human tooth. Dentine is less hard and therefore also more permeable than enamel. Periodontitis can cause gingival recession and the exposed tooth necks with the unprotected dentine cause you to suffer from pain. The dentine is crossed by many microscopic canals which connect the dentine with the tooth nerve. If dentine is exposed, these dentine canals are open to the mouth cavity and oversensitive tooth necks may result.
Why is dentine exposed?
There are many causes of exposed dentine which, in turn, can lead to oversensitive teeth:
Periodontitis – when gums are infected by bacteria in the periodontal pocket; periodontal treatment can also cause oversensitive teeth – due to receding gums which are exposing dentine.
Misuse of alcohol or tobacco can result in poor blood flow and inadequate immune defence, leading to diminution of the gums.Natural abrasion and wear – loss of dental enamel is part of the natural aging process; plus, excessive tooth brushing and heavy horizontal movements can lead to oversensitive teeth as the enamel can be brushed away.
“Grinding” or poor dental alignment can also cause shrinking of the gums and breaking off enamel at the tooth neck leaving dentine exposed. Wedge-shaped tooth defects of various origins may expose the dentine.
For those affected, there is effective help: sealing your sensitive tooth necks with GLUMA®
GLUMA® Desensitizer PowerGel seals the dentine canals which lead to the tooth nerve, preventing unpleasant stimuli from being able to penetrate inside the tooth – with immediate effect!
GLUMA® Desensitizer PowerGel is easy for your dentist to apply and can effectively reduce this sensitive pain – for many months at a time! Extra tip: preventive measures can further protect you from sensitive tooth necks. Use toothpaste for sensitive teeth, which adds a fluoride covering to the dentine.
Use a soft toothbrush which has bristles that do not irritate the sensitive tooth necks. Apply only gentle pressure when brushing your teeth and avoid excessive horizontal movements.
Ask your dentist today about treatment with GLUMA® Desensitizer PowerGel