Numerous people across the world suffer from sensitive teeth. If you have ever experienced sensitive teeth before, you would know that it can be quite painful and at times frustrating especially not knowing the cause. If you occasionally experience a sudden flash of pain or a mild tingly feeling when you bite into certain foods or hot or cold beverages, you may have sensitive teeth. But why do some people get sensitive teeth?
Most of the time sensitivity occurs when a layer of enamel that protects the softer dentine underneath is exposed. The exposure usually happens where the tooth and the gum meet which is where the enamel layer is much thinner than the rest of your tooth.
There are many types of causes for sensitive teeth. The most common cause of sensitivity are when we are brushing too hard and too aggressively, have a highly acidic diet, decay, broken teeth or fillings that have leaked, gum recession or grinding.
Pain from sensitive teeth is not always constant, it can sometimes come and go. Even taking a spoonful of ice cream can turn into a painful experience for someone that suffers sensitive teeth. On occasions, constant pain could be a sign of a more serious problem. It’s very important to see your dentist as soon as you start noticing any symptoms associated with sensitivity. Your dentist will then be able to determine the cause and the correct course of treatment.
Proper oral hygiene is the key to preventing sensitive tooth pain. Please feel free to contact us on (07) 5580 4811 where one of our friendly staff will be happy to answer any of your questions or book you in with one of our dentists. Alternatively, feel free to book online with our easy online booking system at www.coomeradentalcentre.com.au