Tooth nerve pain can be very bothersome. It occurs when the soft layer of tissue known as dentin is exposed, due to enamel erosion. The dentin transmits extremes of temperature to the nerves inside the tooth, triggering pain. Overusing tooth whitening products and over-zealous brushing can both result in enamel erosion, as can loose fillings, cavities, fractured teeth and gum disease.

Key takeaways:

– The fastest solution for tooth sensitivity is to use a de-sensitising toothpaste and a toothbrush with softer bristles

– Avoiding food or drink that is very hot, very cold or acidic can reduce pain and sensitivity

– Visit your dentist if you have any concerns or habits such as grinding, so they can recommend the appropriate treatment so you can smile again

“Often, people who have sensitive teeth experience a combination of factors that lead to their tooth pain”

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