It is such a burden to suffer from a sensitive tooth. It bothers during meals, while drinking something hot or cold, even sometimes while breathing air through the mouth.
There are many factors that can cause sensitive teeth:
- Brushing the teeth in a hard or strong way can wear out the enamel and cause tooth sensitivity.
- If the gum level recedes, due to gum disease or vigorous brushing, the root becomes exposed, making the tooth sensitive.
- A fracture of a tooth can expose the dentin.
- Cavities and tooth decay can of course cause the teeth to be sensitive.
- Grinding the teeth wears down the enamel.
- Tooth whitening products can cause a temporary sensitivity to the teeth.
- Certain mouthwashes are acidic and long term use can wear away the enamel of the tooth.
- Foods high in acid content, such as soft drinks, citric fruits, or ice-tea, wear out the enamel if consumed excessively.
- Recent dental treatments (fillings, cleanings, root canals or crowns) can cause sensitivity to the repaired tooth for a few weeks.
A severe tooth ache, that is constant and prevents sleep, can be the cause of more serious problems and should be checked by a dentist as soon as possible.