Sensitive teeth

Sensitive Teeth, No Problem! The dental hygienist arrives to save you.

You're not alone if you suffer from sensitive teeth.

Tooth sensitivity can manifest itself in many ways, from pain when cold or hot, to discomfort when eating sweet or acidic foods.

You may experience sensitivity in a single tooth, or it may affect several teeth. Regardless of the severity, it’s essential to understand the causes of tooth sensitivity and learn that you’re not helpless in the face of this problem.

Your dental hygienist can save you from this pain. Don’t hesitate to make an appointment for a free dental consultation!

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3 types of tooth sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity can take many forms, each with its own causes. Here are three common types of tooth sensitivity

Cold and heat sensitivity

Cold/hot sensitivity is one of the most common problems. It occurs when the dentin, the layer beneath the enamel, is exposed. The causes of this sensitivity can be caries, root canal disease or excessive enamel wear.

Sensitivity to Touch

Sensitivity to touch often occurs when brushing teeth. Underlying causes may include a toothbrush that's too hard, excessive pressure when brushing, or teeth that are sensitive to wear.

Sugar Sensitivity

Sugar sensitivity can result from caries, exposed dentine or general sensitivity.

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causes and remedies

Have you experienced tooth sensitivity during teeth whitening or scaling ? Are you afraid this might happen to you ?

Many of our patients are concerned that teeth whitening will cause tooth sensitivity and ask us if teeth whitening is painful.

As a dental clinic specialized in teeth whitening, Whitening Artists has performed a large number of dental whitening procedures and cases of sensitive teeth have been very rare.

If you’re worried, don’t worry. We offer a tooth desensitization treatment a few weeks before whitening or scaling.

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Sensitive teeth treatment in Geneva and Lausanne


Sensitive teeth consultation

  • Dental check-up
  • Tooth desensitization

Sensitive teeth treatment

49 CHF
  • Dental check-up
  • Tooth desensitization


What are the common causes of sensitive teeth?

Common causes of tooth sensitivity include enamel erosion, cavities, root canal disease, receding gums, aggressive brushing, dental hypersensitivity, sugar sensitivity, and many others.

How can dental sensitivity to cold be treated?

For cold tooth sensitivity, you can use desensitizing toothpastes, avoid very cold foods and drinks, and consult a dentist for appropriate treatment.

What should I do if I have only one tooth that is sensitive to the cold?

A cold-sensitive tooth may require special attention. Consult a dentist to assess the cause and consider treatments such as sealing.

How can I relieve the pain of sensitive teeth?

Desensitizing toothpastes, dental treatments such as veneers and dietary modifications can help relieve the pain of sensitive teeth.

How can I prevent sensitive teeth?

Preventing sensitive teeth involves good oral hygiene, a balanced diet, avoiding harmful dental behaviors, and regular visits to the dentist.

When should I see a dentist about sensitive teeth?

If you suffer from persistent tooth sensitivity, it’s advisable to consult a dentist. He or she can diagnose the cause and recommend appropriate treatment.

Can I use special toothpastes for sensitive teeth?

Yes, desensitizing toothpastes can be helpful in relieving tooth sensitivity. Consult a dentist for specific recommendations.

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