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Your Sensitive Teeth May Be Trying To Tell You Something!

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Our teeth really are amazing as they chew through sourdough bread and over-cooked streaks and hands full of walnuts and almonds. They do their job, and with a little help, can last a lifetime of eating, laughing, talking and supporting our facial features.

Sometimes, however, our teeth can start to make themselves known in ways we wish they wouldn’t: causing us pain when we drink hot beverages or cold water – even when we brush and floss. Does this mean you have a serious problem? It’s time to find out.

 

Life with sensitive teeth

Your teeth can suddenly become overly sensitive, and for a variety of reasons – some serious and some easily controlled. You’ll wince after a swallow of iced tea or ice cream; you’ll stop enjoying your morning coffee because it makes your teeth hurt. This kind of persistent pain caused by sensitive teeth can really reduce your quality of life, but you actually don’t have to live with the condition. Keep reading to learn what you can do to reduce the pain or prevent the problem in the first place.

 

Causes of sensitive teeth

Teeth nerves are designed to sense hot and cold, and when the nerves transmit pain signals to the brain, it can be a sign that something isn’t right. Many teeth nerves reside in a layer of the called “dentin,” the spongy tissue just below the enamel. Enamel is the hard coating that gives your teeth that pearly appearance. But when enamel starts to erode or if your tooth cracks or fractures, the nerves can become hypersensitive. Your teeth can also become sensitive if your have:An exposed root

  • Gum disease
  • An infection
  • Worn out fillings
  • Basic tooth decay

 

Treating sensitive teeth

A dental exam can help identify the cause of your tooth sensitivity, and your dentist can offer a treatment plan for your particular problem. Call for your appointment today: 978-688-1895. You may learn that you need treatment only the dentist can offer, or the solution may be as simple as improving your homecare (better brushing and flossing), using toothpaste for sensitive teeth or having fluoride treatments.