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Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

by on April 16, 2012

Tooth sensitivity can cause discomfort

If you don’t know why your teeth are sensitive, it’s time to find answer to the following questions:

Are you brushing properly?

Did you know that poor tooth brushing can result in wearing down of your enamel with the dentin being exposed at the same time? It may also result in making your gums recede from the teeth.

What state are your gums in?

The state of your gums further worsens the situation. Once your gums start receding from the teeth, the root surface is also exposed.

Could it be a dental problem?

Your teeth may experience sensitivity because of tooth decay- especially in the region near your gumline. In some cases, inflammation in the gum tissue can also cause tooth sensitivity because of supporting ligaments that expose the surface of the root. Plaque buildup is yet another factor that contributes to tooth sensitivity.

What about teeth grinding?

If you clench or grind your teeth often, the enamel may start wearing down, which eventually exposes the underlying dentin.

Are your teeth cracked?

If you have chipped or broken teeth, the build up of plaque accelerates, and bacteria from the plaque may make their way into the pulp, causing inflammation and tooth sensitivity.

What did you have for lunch?

If you regularly have drinks or foods that contain acids, you have more chances of developing enamel erosion, which makes your teeth even more sensitive.

 

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