Reason and causes of sensitive tooth

Does drinking an ice-cold beverage cause you Tooth Sensitivity? Or do you find yourself cringing when you brush or floss? 

Well, this could be probably because of tooth sensitivity.

Here’s why you could be experiencing this mouth malady:

 1) You brush very hard. 

Sometimes when you brush with too much force or use a hard-bristled toothbrush, tooth sensitivity arises. Over time, you can wear down the protective layers of your teeth and expose microscopic hollow tubes or canals that lead to your dental nerves. When these tubes are exposed to extreme temperatures or acidic or sticky foods, tooth sensitivity and discomfort can result. The simplest solution is to change the toothbrush with softer bristles and to be gentler when brushing.

2) Eating acidic foods. 

If the pathways to your nerves are opened, acidic foods such as tomato sauce, lemon, grapefruit, kiwi, and pickles can induce pain. Avoiding these foodstuffs can help you prevent any tooth discomfort.

3) You’re a tooth-grinder. 

Even though tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body, grinding your teeth can wear down the enamel. By doing so, you open the dentin, or the middle layer of the tooth, which includes the hollow tubes that lead to your nerves. Talk to your dentist about obtaining a mouth guard that can hold you from grinding. 

4) You use tooth-whitening toothpaste. 

Many manufacturers add tooth-whitening elements to their toothpaste formulas, and some people are more sensitive to them than others. If your toothpaste includes whitening agents, consider switching to one that doesn’t.

5) You’re a mouthwash junkie. 

Like whitening toothpaste, some over-the-counter mouthwashes and rinses include alcohol and other substances that can make your teeth more sensitive, notably if your dentin’s are opened. Instead, try neutral fluoride rinses or skip the rinse and be more persistent about flossing and brushing.

6) You’ve got gum disease. 

Receding gums, which are frequently common with age (especially if you haven’t kept up with your dental health), can lead to tooth sensitivity. If gum disease or gingivitis is the enigma, your dentist will come up with a plan to treat the underlying condition, and may also recommend a procedure to seal your teeth.

7) You have excessive plaque. 

The goal of flossing and brushing is to eliminate plaque that forms after you eat. An excessive buildup of plaque can lead to tooth enamel to wear away. Again, your teeth can become more sensitive as they lose the strength provided by the enamel. The solution is to practice daily dental care and visit your dentist for cleanings every six months or even more frequently if necessary.

8) You’ve had a dental procedure. 

It’s normal to experience some sensitivity after a root canal, an extraction, or the placement of a crown. If signs don’t disappear after a short time, you should schedule another visit to your dentist, as it could be a type of infection.

9) Your tooth is cracked. 

A chipped or cracked tooth can lead to the pain that goes beyond tooth sensitivity. Your dentist will need to assess your tooth and decide the right course of treatment, such as a cap or an extraction.

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