Sensitive teeth and causes
Sensitive teeth are typically the result of worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots. Sometimes, however, tooth discomfort is caused by other factors, such as a cavity, a cracked or chipped tooth etc,. Dr. Marneni of OakHeights family dental Dallas and her dental team discussed few reasons that cause tooth sensitivity.
- Dental team of OakHeights family Dental, Dallas says, brushing with hard-bristled a toothbrush with too much force is one of the reasons for teeth sensitivity. Over time, you can wear down the protective layers of your teeth and expose the microscopic hollow tubes or canals that lead to your dental nerves. It leads to oral discomfort and tooth sensitivity when these nerves are exposed to hot or cold or to acidic or sticky foods. Dr. Marneni of OakHeights family dental, Dallas suggests it is better to switch to soft bristled tooth brush and to be gentler while brushing.
- Over intake of foods such as tomato sauce, lemon, grapefruit, kiwi, and pickles which are acidic in nature may affect the tooth sensitivity. Dr. Marneni of OakHeights family dental Dallas says, if the pathways to your nerves are exposed to acidic foods it leads to cause pain. Hence Dr. Marneni suggests it’s better to stick to foods that won’t cause you pain.
- Marneni of OakHeights family dental, Dallas says even though your tooth enamel is the strongest substance of the body, grinding your teeth can wear down the enamel. By doing so, you expose the dentin, the middle layer of the tooth, which contains the hollow tubes that lead to your nerves. You can talk to dental team of OakHeights family dental Dallas, about finding a mouth guard that can stop you from grinding.
- Marneni of OakHeights family dental Dallas, says tooth paste manufacturers add tooth-whitening chemicals to their toothpaste formulas, and some people are more sensitive to them. If you feel that your tooth paste has lot of whitening chemicals which may be reason for tooth sensitivity, change your toothpaste. Dr. Marneni also says like whitening toothpaste, some over-the-counter mouthwashes and rinses contain alcohol and other chemicals that can make your teeth more sensitive if your dentin’s exposed. Dental team of OakHeights family dental, Dallas suggests trying neutral fluoride rinses or simply skipping the rinse and being more diligent about flossing and brushing.
- According to Dr. Marneni, receding gums, which are increasingly common with age can cause tooth sensitivity. If gingivitis (gum disease) is the problem, your dentist at OakHeights Family dental, Dallas may suggest a procedure to seal your teeth along with treating the gum disease itself.
- Dental team of OakHeights family dental, Dallas says your teeth can become more sensitive as they lose their enamel protection. An excessive build-up of plaque can cause your enamel to wear away. The purpose of flossing and brushing is to remove plaque that forms after you. To prevent the loss of enamel due to build up of plaque you should practice good daily dental care and visit your dentist at OakHeights family dental Dallas, for cleanings every six months or more frequently if necessary.
- Marneni of OakHeights family dental, Dallas also says teeth often become more sensitive after you’ve been in the dentist’s chair. If you undergone the treatment of root canal, an extraction or replacement of crown it is common to have some sensitivity. If tooth sensitivity doesn’t disappear after a short time, it’s better to visit to your dentist at OakHeights family dental care Dallas City who will able to help you.
- A chipped or cracked tooth can cause pain that goes beyond tooth sensitivity. Your dentist at OakHeights family dental, Dallas will need to evaluate your tooth and decide the right course of treatment, such as a cap or an extraction. Also Dr. Marneni of OakHeights family dental, Dallas says fillings can weaken and fracture or leak around the edges as you get older. It’s easy for bacteria to accumulate in these tiny crevices, which causes acid build-up and enamel breakdown. See your dentist at OakHeights family dental, Dallas, if you notice this type of tooth sensitivity because in most cases, fillings can be replaced easily.
If your sensitivity is extreme and persists no matter what you do, see OakHeights family dental, Dallas for an evaluation. Among other possible treatments, dental team of OakHeights family dental, Dallas may be able to apply a fluoride gel to areas of the teeth where you have the most sensitivity, to strengthen your tooth enamel and reduce the sensations you feel.