A Few Causes of Sensitive Teeth

Do you ever experience sensitivity or pain when you bite into something too hot or too cold? Are you ever hesitant to talk or smile because you worry about exposing your teeth to the cold? Did you know that regardless of how long you’ve dealt with tooth sensitivity, there may be something you can do to alleviate your discomfort? But before you can address sensitive teeth, you should know what causes it.

Would you be surprised to learn that your teeth could be sensitive because you are brushing too hard? In reality, if you brush too hard, you’re probably doing more harm than good. Similarly, even if you aren’t brushing hard, you could simply have a toothbrush that is too hard.  When you choose your toothbrush, please choose one with soft or medium bristles. Whether you have a toothbrush that is too hard or are pressing too hard, you could be damaging the outer layer of your teeth, known as enamel. If this happens, you could expose the part of your teeth attached to your nerves. This leads to sensitivity.

Similarly, your teeth could be sensitive because you grind your teeth. Unfortunately, many people unknowingly grind their teeth while they are sleeping. When you grind, the ligaments that connect your jaw and teeth get inflamed. This aggravates your nerves and makes your mouth more vulnerable to temperature sensitivity.

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to combat sensitivity. For example, you can change your diet. Particularly, you should have a diet that is high in calcium which will strengthen your teeth. You should also avoid highly acid foods and drinks.

If your problems come from grinding, a dentist can create a custom mouthguard that can stop you from grinding. You should also visit Dr. [doctor_name] regularly for routine cleanings and checkups.

If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact [practice_name] at [phone]. We’re excited to hear from you.