August 7, 2012

Top 5 Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

Posted in Daily Dental Dose at 6:03 am by queenqueer

Tooth sensitivity is a common dental problem experienced by many. A person has sensitive teeth when pain is experienced by taking in hot or cold food and drinks. But this is just one cause of tooth sensitivity. Many are not aware that simple habits can already be the culprit of sacrificing that favorite frozen yogurt you’ve always wanted to eat.

  • Brushing too much can cause irritation on the gums and it can also gradually scrape out the protective layer of the teeth. Love your teeth, but not too much. Use soft-bristled toothbrushes instead.
  • Bruxism. When you clench your teeth too much or when you grind your teeth uncontrollably, this can cause tooth sensitivity. Have yourself checked with the dentist to seek the options for treating this.
  • Choose your tooth paste and mouthwash well. As much as possible, try to use non-alcoholic mouthwash and tooth pastes with not much whitening ingredients.
  • Plaque build up. When colonies of bacteria form, they turn to plaque. Plaque destroys the tooth enamel or the outer covering of the teeth.

The fastest way to treat sensitive teeth is to have a check up with the dentist.

 

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