Sensitive teeth is caused when your gums recede and expose the underlying layer of your teeth. This is a soft tissue that leads to the nerves in your tooth, and when you drink hot, sweet, or cold food or drink, it reaches the nerve and provokes pain. In some cases sensitive teeth develops due to gum disease, bruxism, or improper or too aggressive brushing of your teeth. Abrasive toothpastes may also be the reason for sensitive teeth because they may strip the enamel on your teeth.
In some cases, you can help alleviate pain of sensitive teeth by using desensitizing toothpastes, and decreasing the amount of acidic food and drink you consume. Use a mouth guard if you grind your teeth, and be sure to exercise proper oral hygiene by brushing, flossing and rinsing regularly. Be sure to go for a check up if you experience a change in sensitivity to temperature in your teeth.
For more information on sensitive teeth or to book your appointment, call or stop by Summerlyn Dental Care in Bradford, Ontario today.