You're not alone if you suffer from sensitive teeth.
Tooth sensitivity can manifest itself in many ways, from pain when cold or hot, to discomfort when eating sweet or acidic foods.
You may experience sensitivity in a single tooth, or it may affect several teeth. Regardless of the severity, it’s essential to understand the causes of tooth sensitivity and learn that you’re not helpless in the face of this problem.
Your dental hygienist can save you from this pain. Don’t hesitate to make an appointment for a free dental consultation!
3 types of tooth sensitivity
Tooth sensitivity can take many forms, each with its own causes. Here are three common types of tooth sensitivity
causes and remedies
Dental Enamel Erosion
Causes: Erosion of tooth enamel due to poor oral hygiene, a hard toothbrush, or excessive use of bleaching agents can expose the underlying dentin.
Solutions: Use special toothpastes for tooth enamel, avoid acidic foods, and consult a dentist for protective treatments.
Causes: Cavities, the result of acid attack by bacteria, can cause holes in tooth enamel and sensitize teeth.
Solution: Treatment of cavities by a dentist is essential, following good oral hygiene and reducing sugar consumption can help prevent cavities.
Causes: Following root canal treatment, teeth can become sensitive to heat and cold.
Solution: Filling or crown treatments by a dentist are necessary, and you can use desensitizing toothpastes.
Causes: Using a hard toothbrush and brushing vigorously can erode tooth enamel, causing sensitivity.
Solution: Use a soft toothbrush, brush carefully, and avoid brushing too vigorously.
Sugar Sensitive Teeth
Causes: Excessive sugar consumption promotes the growth of bacteria in the mouth, leading to dental problems.
Solution: Limit sugar consumption and practice rigorous oral hygiene.
Causes: Acidic foods and drinks, such as citrus fruits and soft drinks, can erode tooth enamel.
Solution: Avoid or reduce consumption of acidic foods and beverages, and rinse your mouth with water after eating them.
Causes: A dental injury, such as a fracture, can expose dentin and cause sensitivity.
Solution: Consult a dentist to assess the extent of damage and consider treatment options, such as veneering.
Have you experienced tooth sensitivity during teeth whitening or scaling ? Are you afraid this might happen to you ?
Many of our patients are concerned that teeth whitening will cause tooth sensitivity and ask us if teeth whitening is painful.
As a dental clinic specialized in teeth whitening, Whitening Artists has performed a large number of dental whitening procedures and cases of sensitive teeth have been very rare.
If you’re worried, don’t worry. We offer a tooth desensitization treatment a few weeks before whitening or scaling.