Do you ever feel a twinge of pain with eating or drinking something cold or hot? You could have a very common dental problem of sensitive teeth. This is a very common and the Academy of General Dentistryreports that 40 million adults suffer from some type of tooth sensitivity. People experience tooth sensitivity in different ways but the most common feeling is a sharp pain that takes you by surprise. This usually occurs while you are eating or drinking things that are hot or cold but it can also happen with foods that are too sweet or acidic.
What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?
Our teeth are protected by enamel, so that the softer part of our teeth, the enamel, doesn’t get damaged. When the enamel is worn down it can cause the gun line to recede which can expose the soft dentin. The dentin is connected to the nerve that triggers pain. That’s why tooth sensitivity is so painful. There are many things that can cause this to happen such as improper brushing, gum disease, cracked teeth, & more.
- Brushing too hard
- Using a toothbrush that is too hard
- Damaged teeth
- Tooth grinding
- Eating foods that acidic
- Dental procedures
- Whitening Treatments
Solutions to Tooth Sensitivity
Though tooth sensitivity may never go away, there are some treatments that can help lessen the symptoms. It’s important that is you are having tooth pain that you see your dentist first to determine what the actual problem is. If the dentist determines that you are experiencing tooth sensitivity, there are many solutions that you can do at home that are fairly cheap. Learn more about Sensitive Teeth.
- Toothpaste for sensitive teeth
- Buying a toothbrush that has soft bristles
- Avoid food that is highly acidic
- Avoid grinding your teeth
If the dentist determines that a dental procedure may be the only solution for tooth sensitivity this can easily be done in the office. Some of these procedures include bonding, crowns, inlays, fluoride treatments, & root canals.
Dr. Reese has over 30 years of experience helping families with their teeth. Our staff is always friendly and willing to help. We take patients of all ages! We also take a variety of insurance plans, as well as care credit to help. Contact Us today!
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