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Causes of Teeth Sensitivity

Posted on 8/8/2022 by Summit Dental Group
Causes of Teeth SensitivityTooth sensitivity can have a variety of underlying causes. The following are a few reasons for a person to have teeth sensitivity:

Apply Force when Brushing

If you use a hard-bristled toothbrush or brush too violently, you can wear the teeth enamel. Too much scrubbing can cause gum recession, exposing the tooth's root and leading to discomfort.

Diet Heavy in Acid or Sugar

You can erode the tooth's enamel by consuming acidic and sugary foods along with beverages such as coffee, soda, candies, tomato sauce, citrus fruits, and refined carbs. It is important to limit your intake of the above items to keep your teeth and mouth healthy.

Use of an Acidic Mouthwash

Acidic mouthwashes are just as bad for teeth as acidic diets. Long-term usage of an acidic mouthwash can increase sensitivity (such as those containing alcohol or other harsh compounds).

Grinding of the Teeth

When you grind or clench your teeth regularly, the enamel of your teeth wears away, exposing the dentin beneath. This can become a more serious problem if not taken care of in the beginning.

Dentin Disease

Some diseases of the mouth can cause tooth sensitivity. Certain diseases can cause inflammation or recession of the gums which can expose the roots of teeth and produce tooth sensitivity due to gum disease.

Whitening Products Frequent Use

A common cause of sensitive teeth is the use of teeth-whitening chemicals. That is because some of the whitening chemicals used in these products are hard on tooth enamel and can cause it to wear away over a long period.

Broken Teeth

Having a chipped or cracked tooth can already be painful. However, bacteria that may enter the dentin of a chipped or cracked tooth can create even more pain or sensitivity.

Recently Completed Dental Work

If you have ever had a professional cleaning, a crown, or a filling, you may notice sensitivity in your teeth. The good news is that this kind of sensitivity is usually only temporary and goes away on its own within a few weeks.

Schedule an appointment with Us Today. We will help you figure out what is causing your sensitivity so that we can devise a course of action that is effective for you.
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