By Dr. Damini Agarwal M.D.S,MDPH (London)
Do you find yourself taking a sip of hot coffee or eating ice cream and clenching your teeth in pain? Ouch! Why do some people have teeth that are more sensitive than others? Having sensitive teeth can make it difficult to eat and exercise normal hygiene habits.
The wearing down of teeth and tooth enamel can cause the teeth to be sensitive to hot or cold drinks and foods. Often, this can make brushing and floss a painful chore and cause difficulties for those who suffer from sensitive teeth.
Problematic tooth pain could be preventing a person from practising normal healthy habits. By not giving the teeth the attention they need, they will only get worse. Getting rid of the pain associated with sensitive teeth starts with finding the source of the problem. There can be many factors that cause sensitive teeth.
Reasons Why Your Teeth May Be Sensitive :
- Tooth decay (cavities)
- A worn filling
- Exposed tooth- root
- Gum disease
- A fractured tooth
- Worn tooth enamel
Someone who has healthy teeth will have a layer of enamel that protects the crowns of their teeth. The crown is the exposed part of the tooth above the gum line.
Loss of tooth enamel can be due to:
- A diet that includes: Soda, sugary drinks, acidic foods
- Dry mouth
- Environmental factors (friction, wear and tear, stress, etc.)
- Acid reflux disease
Loss and lack of tooth enamel allow hot, cold, acidic, or sticky foods to reach the nerve cells inside the tooth and cause pain. Often, the only way to correct this is with over-the-counter products or in-office dental treatments.
GETTING RID OF ALLEVIATING TOOTH PAIN:
Dental bonding: Used to correct a flaw or chip in the tooth that causes sensitivity.
Fluoride gel: An in-office technique that involves the application of fluoride gel to strengthen tooth enamel and reduce the transmission of sensations.
The key to preventing tooth pain and sensitivity is good oral hygiene:
- Brush and floss twice daily
- Watch what you eat
- Have regular dental check-ups
If you have tooth pain, addressing it immediately is important for preventing other medical issues from arising.
Do you have sensitive teeth and want the pain to go away?
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