Tooth sensitivity can cause unpleasant sensations whenever you eat something hot or cold or something that is particularly sweet or sour. Sensitivity can occur if your tooth enamel is damaged in some way, allowing sensations to penetrate the dentine that lies underneath your tooth enamel and ultimately to reach the central part of your tooth that contains the nerves.
If you do suffer from sensitive teeth, it is worth coming to see us here at Central Maitland Dentistry. We can check to make sure you don’t have any dental problems that may be causing this issue and we can give you advice on how to reduce tooth sensitivity.
Tooth sensitivity can be caused by a number of different things that include:
- Untreated tooth decay
- Untreated chips or cracks in your teeth
- Gum recession caused by gum disease
- Teeth grinding and clenching, a condition called bruxism
- Brushing your teeth too hard may also damage your teeth, wearing down your tooth enamel and exposing the softer layer of dentine underneath
- Overusing teeth whitening products
- Age, as people aged between 25 and 30 can have more sensitive teeth
Our dentist can examine your teeth and gums, and if necessary will recommend the most suitable course of treatment.