Is there a solution for sensitive teeth?

Is there a solution for sensitive teeth?
Is there a solution for sensitive teeth?

An increasingly common problem among the young and elderly population is sensitive teeth. It is estimated that 1 in 7 adults between the ages of 18 and 40 suffer from this problem.

Tooth sensitivity, or dental hypersensitivity, is a sharp pain that occurs in a certain area. It feels like a short but very unpleasant sting. It is usually caused by an external stimulus, such as consuming very cold or very hot drinks.

What causes dental hypersensitivity?

In its construction, the tooth is made up of several layers. The outermost layer is called enamel and protects the teeth.Beneath it is the dentin, which contains thousands of nerve endings. In certain situations, the enamel is compromised and fails to protect the dentin effectively. Such cases can occur with wear and tear, gum recession, caries, broken teeth or root erosion, and others. Therefore, when the dentin is exposed to various external stimuli (such as excessive cold or heat), pain is felt.

The level of sensitivity varies depending on the type and location of tooth enamel damage.

What are the most common symptoms?

The most common symptom of tooth sensitivity is the appearance of intense and localized pain. The pain can also manifest itself as a very uncomfortable tingling.

What contributes to developing dental hypersensitivity?

Although there are genetic factors that make some people more susceptible to tooth sensitivity, the majority of causes are related to lifestyle and daily oral hygiene habits.

The main causes of tooth sensitivity in the young population include the following:

  • Aggressive brushing with high pressure that causes tooth enamel wear or gum recession.
  • Using highly abrasive toothpastes that can erode enamel and expose dentin.
  • Teeth whitening procedures that increase sensitivity over a period of time.
  • Consumption of foods and drinks with a high acid content, such as juices, soft drinks and other sugary or carbonated drinks.
  • Gastroesophageal reflux, which acidifies the oral cavity, damaging the enamel.
  • Wearing of dental parts due to bruxism or grinding of teeth.
  • Cavities or breaks in the tooth that expose the dentin.
  • Worn Seals

Tooth sensitivity can also occur after dental intervention such as mucogingival surgery, orthodontics or fillings. This type of sensitivity is temporary and subsides over days.

How to avoid sensitive teeth?

The most important first step to preventing dental hypersensitivity is to ensure proper oral hygiene. This includes practicing proper brushing technique and using a non-abrasive toothpaste so as not to damage the enamel or pull away the gums.

The SensiKIN series of the Spanish oral hygiene company Laboratorios KIN offers a wide range of products to soothe sensitive teeth. Their main ingredient is potassium nitrate - the most widely used desensitizing agent. It acts directly on the nerve endings located in the exposed dentinal tubules, thereby reducing the transmission of painful stimuli.


SensiKIN products contain a high concentration of sodium fluoride. Sodium fluoride strengthens the structure of tooth enamel and the exposed layers of dentin, helping to control the discomfort of tooth sensitivity.

In the SensiKIN series you will find:

  • SensiKIN toothpaste with low RDA index;
  • SensiKIN Mouthwash;
  • SensiKIN gel for sensitive teeth, which allows convenient application to the affected area and provides a quick and effective action;

All products are suitable for daily use.

We should not forget that the type of food also matters in the prevention of dental hypersensitivity. It is recommended to avoid sugary foods and carbonated drinks, as well as to limit the consumption of acidic foods.

Whatever the cause of tooth sensitivity, the steps to solve this problem are easy and prevent it from becoming a daily problem.

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