Causes of tooth sensitivity

Sensitive tooth is usually very painful and terrible.  It can stop you from concentrating and even ruin your whole day with severe pains.  Breathing and even touching it can bring a lot of pain.

So what are the causes of sensitive teeth?  Basically, when your dentist is exposed, it will lead to discomfort or pain.  Dentin is the soft layer of your teeth that sits under your enamel.

Receding gums can cause your dentin to be exposed. This can be caused by gum disease or brushing too hard.

Aging can also cause tooth sensitivity. It occurs mostly to people within the ages of 25 and 30. This is unavoidable for most people, especially after several years of brushing their teeth very hard, sensitivity can set in.  It would be better to switch to a toothbrush and brush twice a day. You can also start flossing to avoid tooth sensitivity; and if it persists, contact Dr Rodney Raanan at Beverly Hills.

Using a hard tooth brush is a huge cause of tooth sensitivity. Rather use a softer brush and brush for 2-3 minutes instead of 30 seconds, like most people do.  

Brushing regularly will also help with another common cause of sensitive teeth like plaque build-up. A build-up of plaque will lead to gum disease and gum recession which results in sensitivity in the teeth.

Tooth whitening and many other dental procedures can leave your teeth feeling temporarily very sensitive. This will likely last 4-6 weeks maximum. Try using a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth during this period to ease the discomfort.

Grinding your teeth will also result in exposed dentine. Consider sleeping with a mouth guard to protect your teeth.

Acidic mouthwashes like Listerine will dissolve your enamel over time, as well as regularly eating acidic foods. Be careful what you eat and what you gargle. Use a neutral mouthwash and be careful not to eat too many acidic foods. This can help a lot.

Dehydration can also cause tooth sensitivity, including from alcohol or caffeine drink, Keep yourself hydrated during all seasons to fend off tooth pain.

Meet your dentist for treatment.

Meeting your dentist for treatment will offer you the normal teeth cleaning. More so, the applications of a fluoride gel which will further strengthen your teeth. Don’t be scared if your teeth are temporarily sensitive after the treatment.

Don’t put off seeing your dentist!

The longer you put it off, the bigger the problem you’d have to fix, which means more pain for you and an increased chance of losing your teeth in your old age. Take care of them now while you can. Prevention beats cure.

You can meet Dr. Rodney Raanan of Berverly hills to take care of this for you

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