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What Conditions Lead to Sensitive Teeth
Posted on 11/25/2019 by Barbara Ketchum
Did you ever bite into something cold, like ice cream, or hot, like soup, and notice your teeth reeling in pain? Many people are in the same boat as you if you have. These temperature-induced changes can leave you feeling quite a bit of discomfort, so it is important you learn what is causing the problem as quickly as possible. That way, you can get it treated and relieve the pain. What Leads to Sensitive Teeth?Some people have teeth that are just more sensitive than others. The enamel on your teeth is what dulls the feeling of something sweet, acidic, hot, or cold. In many cases, the enamel on your tooth could be worn down from by brushing your teeth too much or with too much pressure.  Using a toothbrush with too tough of bristles. Bruxism is a condition of grinding or clenching your teeth, often during the night. It affects around 10 percent of the population. If you regularly are consuming acidic foods and beverages, you can wear the enamel down on your teeth. The last most common reason for tooth sensitivity is a build-up of plaque on your teeth. It's an early sign of tooth decay. What to Do For Sensitive TeethIt's important to have our office look over your teeth if they are sensitive to check for early signs of tartar that can develop quickly into cavities. If the enamel decay is caught soon enough, we can apply treatments to help restore the tooth before you end up with cavities. There are some basic tips you can employ to help protect the enamel on your teeth. Change toothbrushes to a softer tip brush. Purchase some American Dental Association sealed toothpaste that is specifically for sensitive teeth. Only brush twice per day for two minutes. Anything further can aggravate your teeth. If none of those work our office can look into fluoride treatments for your teeth to increase enamel protection. Our office hopes this information can provide your teeth with some remedies. If it continues, call our office today. We will schedule you as soon as possible and get to the bottom of what is causing the pain....

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What Conditions Lead to Sensitive Teeth
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What Can Lead to a Sugar Sensitivity in Teeth?
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