What causes sensitive teeth?

Sensitive TeethIt 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.


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One thought on “What causes sensitive teeth?”

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