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What Are Sensitive Teeth


Posted on 11/7/2022 by Classic Smiles
What Are Sensitive TeethWhen the internal layer of a tooth becomes exposed, a painful condition known as "sensitive teeth" may result from receding gums. The pain is normally felt in the teeth and is a result of stimuli including hot or cold temperatures. It may be a temporary or ongoing dental condition that affects one tooth, a few teeth, or all of the teeth in a single person.

Causes Of Sensitive Teeth


Some people naturally have teeth that are more sensitive than others because their enamel is thinner. The tooth's protective outer layer is known as the enamel. The enamel of the tooth can often become worn down as a result of things like brushing too forcefully, utilizing a tough toothbrush, grinding your teeth during sleep, and frequently consuming acidic foods and drinks.

What Are Some Of The Symptoms Of Sensitive Teeth


If you have sensitive teeth you may feel pain or discomfort when certain triggers are present. This pain may be felt at the tooth roots of the sensitive teeth. The most frequent triggers are hot food and beverages, cold food and beverages, sweet and acidic foods and beverages, vigorous tooth brushing or flossing, and mouthwashes with alcohol as the primary ingredient. Over time, your symptoms might fluctuate without any apparent cause which may be from light to strong.

How Can You Prevent Teeth Sensitivity


Regularly use a water flosser once per day to avoid tooth decay, which makes your teeth less sensitive. Instead of scrubbing vigorously or harshly, use gentle motions, and stay away from abrasive toothpaste.

If you have questions or are having symptoms of sensitive teeth, you can give us a call or come to see us. You can consult our dentist about how you can take care of your teeth and help to prevent discomfort from sensitive teeth.
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