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Understanding and Managing the Causes of Sensitive Teeth

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If you have sensitive teeth, a spoonful of ice cream or a sip of hot chocolate can bring more pain than pleasure. Even brushing your teeth or breathing in cold air can cause discomfort. The unpleasant feelings are a result of dentin exposure. Beneath your tooth enamel is a layer of cementum; beneath that is the dentin, which is made up of microscopic tubes that lead to nerve endings. When dentin becomes exposed, the small tubes allow heat and cold or sweet and sticky foods to stimulate nerves and cells in the tooth’s root. The process results in hypersensitivity that can make eating and drinking an uncomfortable challenge.

Causes of Sensitive Teeth



One of the most common causes of sensitive teeth is periodontal disease. Other causes include use of whitening products, tooth decay, cracked or fractured teeth, worn tooth enamel, defective fillings, and receding gums caused by aggressive brushing habits.

Tips for Preventing Sensitive Teeth



You can’t control all causes of sensitive teeth, but you can control some precipitating factors. Maintain strict oral hygiene to prevent the onset of periodontal disease and tooth decay that lead to dentin exposure. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush, and brush your teeth gently, especially around the gum line. See your dentist regularly for routine exams and dental cleanings. If problems are detected at an early stage, it is easier for your dentist to resolve them before problems like tooth sensitivity develop.

Treatment for Teeth Sensitivity



Fortunately, if you already have tooth sensitivity, there are treatments available to help manage symptoms. Over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste works by preventing sensation from traveling to nerve tissues. It may take several applications to produce significant results. If your problem doesn’t respond to toothpaste, you may want to consider professional treatment for teeth sensitivity, which includes options like desensitizing agents applied directly to teeth or restorative procedures like dental bonding, fillings, or root canal treatment.

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