|Take action if you have sensitive teeth.
Dentin Hypersensitivity: the dental term for sensitive teeth affects more than 40 Million Americans. Most people notice their sensitivity when they bite into something cold such as Ice Cream, or Watermelon. Cold food products are not the only items that hurt; sensitivity pain could also be caused by sweets & sour foods , heat, and plaque.
| Sensitive Teeth: What causes the pain?
Technically speaking, Dentin is a coat of the tooth that is just below the enamel, the part of the tooth that is placed above your gums. Cementum is the hard outside coat of the lower part of your teeth existing beneath the gums. When the enamel thins and begins to uncover the dentin and cementum, this allows the nerves and cells within the tooth to experience senses that are uncomfortable when irritants touch the surface of the tooth.
Causes of the Enamel thinning are: Aging, grinding teeth, harsh brushing near the gums, tooth decay, receding gums, periodontal disease, periodontal surgery, chemical causing, chemicals causing enamel corrosion.
If tooth sensitivity is causing you to eat improperly or avoid your sensitive areas when brushing/flossing then seeing your dentist is necessary.
There are tooth sensitivity treatments that determine the cause of your sensitivity. Afterwards, your dentist can determine the right treatments such as:
Toothpaste aiding your sensitivity. These take several days.
The application of fluoride.
Applying a sealant. Read more ›