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Have you ever been diagnosed with sensitive teeth by a dentist?
"Diagnosed" in this case means that a qualified dentist has professionally assessed your teeth and confirmed that you have dentin hypersensitivity.
"Sensitive Teeth" refers to dentin hypersensitivity, the condition that can typically give you a short, sharp pain when sensitive teeth are exposed to certain triggers like cold food and drinks.
When was the last time you visited a dentist?
Here’s a simple test you can do to find out if you have one of the typical symptoms of tooth sensitivity.
Do you have a really cold drink to hand?
Now take a big sip and hold it in your mouth for 5 seconds.
How would you rate the level of discomfort you felt?
Do any of these types of food cause your teeth to hurt?
Do any of these types of drinks cause your teeth to hurt?
Do any of the following cause your teeth to hurt?
How would you rate the level of discomfort you feel from any of these triggers?
How long would you say you’ve been experiencing this kind of discomfort from any of these triggers?
Do you find yourself doing any of the following to avoid feeling this discomfort?
Which of these foods and drinks do you enjoy but sometime avoid because of the discomfort?
How frequently do you normally brush your teeth?
Do you regularly do any of the following?
Have you recently had a professional teeth whitening treatment?
"Teeth Whitening" here means whitening treatments that use bleaching agents. This includes treatments carried out under the supervision of your dentist as well as home kits and strips. Please note sensitivity related to tooth whitening treatments is not the same as dentinal hypersensitivity.
Which of these acidic foods and drinks do you often consume on a daily basis?