What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

There is not a worse feeling then when you are eating or drinking something and it causes pain to your teeth and we want you to know what causes this tooth sensitivity and how you can best treat it.

The professionals at Colgate reported that, “tooth sensitivity affects a number of people and it is often caused by eating or drinking something hot, cold, sweet, or acidic. The underlying dentin of the tooth, this is the layer that immediately surrounds the nerve, is covered by the enamel in the tooth crown and the gums that surround the tooth. However, over time your enamel covering can get thinner and provide less protection. The dentin contains a large numbers of pores or tubes that run from the outside of the tooth to the nerve in the center. When the dentin is exposed, these tubes can be stimulated by changes in temperature or certain foods.”

If you suffer from tooth sensitivity you may be wondering, “what can I do to fix this?” The first step is to schedule an appointment with our staff so we can determine the cause. If your sensitivity is due to exposed dentin, Colgate recommends taking these steps so you can reduce the sensitivity:

  • Using a very soft bristle tooth brush
  • Brushing correctly to help prevent abrasion of the enamel and recession of the gums
  • Using a toothpaste specially formulated to help reduce sensitivity

So if you are tired of having pain when you eat or drink, then call our office at 321.724.1400 to schedule an appointment with our dentists at Artistic Touch Dentistry.

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