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Reasons Your Teeth May Be Getting Sensitive

Posted on 8/9/2021 by SRD Muscle Shoals
Reasons Your Teeth May Be Getting SensitiveHave you ever felt some pain in your teeth or some discomfort after taking a hot or icy drink? If so, you are not alone. Many people complain of painful teeth after biting into a bowl of ice cream or having a cup of coffee. While this pain might be a symptom of a tooth cavity, it might also mean you have sensitive teeth.

A sensitive tooth reacts to anything it comes in contact with, especially high or very low temperatures. Tooth sensitivity is also called dentin hypersensitivity, which occurs when you have one or many sensitive teeth at the same time. Sensitivity can also develop into a chronic problem if it goes unchecked. In order to understand it better, it is essential to know what triggers you are likely to expose your sensitive teeth to in order to avoid them.

Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

Most people will only know what to avoid after it has caused their teeth pain. Some habits will even make the teeth more sensitive. Therefore, it is essential to know what causes tooth sensitivity to be on the safe side. Sensitive teeth come as a result of the enamel or outer layer of the tooth getting thin. Some people naturally have thin enamel, while some thin it by actions like aggressively brushing. Other habits such as consuming acidic foods or beverages regularly, grinding the teeth, and using a stiff brush are known causes of tooth sensitivity.

What to Do About It

Tooth sensitivity is a problem for millions of people across the world. However, many people get it wrong when it comes to treatment. Most will tend to believe they have an infection and start to treat it over the counter. To make sure you do it the right way, we recommend you visit our offices for an examination of your teeth. Our professionals will correctly diagnose and treat your problem. Don't hesitate to book your appointment with us today.
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