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Have Sensitive Teeth? Here’s Why!

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Have you noticed your teeth becoming more sensitive to certain beverages, foods or changes in temperature? Your teeth feel a little tender every time you brush? There could be many reasons for this but here are some of the most common culprits!

Receding Gums

When your gums recede, they leave your roots exposed to external stimuli. The roots of your teeth are the most sensitive because they aren’t covered by a protective layer of enamel. When your shrinking gums expose this surface, they tend to be rather tender when coming into contact with other elements. Our dentists may recommend desensitizing treatment, bonding or even gum draft.

Wear and Tear

Over the years your enamel will get thinner as it experiences wear and erosion. This is more likely to leave your nerves exposed to outer elements, making your teeth more sensitive when it comes into contact with foods and beverages.

Infections

Dental sensitivity is one of the most common symptoms of an infection!  From cavities to an abscessed tooth, these are problems that can manifest in ways other than pain so if you experience any sensitivity, it’s best to tell us about it as early as possible!

Whitening Products

Some tend to opt for over-the-counter whitening products when they want their smile brightened. This can be bad for their oral health since these products can open up pores on your teeth and leave them more sensitive. This is why we always recommend professional whitening treatment.

An evaluation at SDG will help pinpoint the exact cause of your tooth sensitivity. Call today to schedule your appointment!