Suffering from Hypersensitivity?

Hypersensitivity can be quite distressing and often patients worry about this when having their teeth cleaned. 

Prevention is key! 

  • Using a soft toothbrush and a gentle toothbrushing technique is essential.  

  • Using a non-abrasive toothpaste is also recommended and brushing should be carried out no more than twice per day for two minutes on each occasion. 

  •  Limiting acidic foods and drinks – these damage the enamel. 

  • Never brush immediately after acidic foods or drinks. 

  • Use a sensitive toothpaste  

When treating a patient who has hypersensitivity I use topical or local anaesthetic if required. Our aim is for patients treatment to be relaxed and pain free.”

– Sonya Cronin, Dental Hygienist at Cork Dental Clinic.


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