Many toothpaste brands claim to treat sensitivity but studies show otherwise. That’s why excessive and aggressive brushing erodes your enamel and causes sensitivity. Here’s more on toothpaste and enamel erosion.

Key takeaways:

– If left untreated, dental erosion will progress to the dentin, resulting in discolouration and sensitivity to foods.

– According to experts, avoid dental erosion by eating healthy foods and visiting the dentist for checkups.

– Consult your dentist on the best toothpaste for you and only brush your teeth twice a day.

Prevent sensitivity by avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol.

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Dr. Gerald O'Connor B.D.S., N.U.I. (hons) (Principal Dentist & Owner)

Dr Gerald O’Connor qualified with honours from University College Cork in 1998, where he achieved his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree and was awarded the Kerr Prize for Restorative Dentistry. Following his qualification, he spent 6 years gaining experience in a dental clinic in Essex before buying his own practice in 2004. Dr O’Connor quickly added a second location in 2006 and formed the Oak Dental Group.

After returning to Ireland in 2013, he set up Killiney Dental with his long-time partner Rosemarie. Gerald has a wealth of experience in dentistry with a vested interest in modern, evidence-based solutions. He enjoys implementing new dental treatments that are minimally invasive for patients without compromising their desire for an idealised smile. Dr O’Connor currently serves on the Irish Dental Association’s Quality and Patient Safety Committee. In his spare time, he enjoys films, music, fiction writing and being anywhere in sight of the sea.