Sensitive Teeth: Causes and Remedies

 In Dental Hygiene

You may be feeling pain in your teeth and are  curious to know what causes it. Most people grumble about feeling pain when eating or drinking hot or cold foods. If you’ve felt pain in your teeth, it is due to tooth sensitivity. Sensitive teeth can affect anybody.  If you feel pain while eating or drinking hot beverages or cold water, there are things you can do to soothe the pain. Below are some things you can do to help you get relief and have a pain-free life.

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

Pain due to  sensitive teeth indicates worn-out teeth enamel or the roots of your teeth are exposed. Other conditions include:

  • Cavities
  • Cracked teeth
  • Gum diseases
  • Abrasion, etc.

Generally, when the coating of your teeth, dentin, is exposed, you  feel pain.

Remedies for Sensitive Teeth

If you’re feeling pain in sensitive teeth, you can try the following for relief.

  • Visit a Dentist

A dentist will point out the possible causes of your pain. You may have to opt for a crown or filler if it is a cavity.

  • Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

Ensure that you clean your teeth and all parts of your mouth daily. Your dentist might recommend that you use mouthwash to help.

  • Avoid Acidic Foods 

Acidic foods like lemons, oranges, and mangoes can deliberately cause the enamel of your teeth to disintegrate over time, thus exposing the dentin and causing you to feel pain when you take hot or cold foods.

  • Brush Your Teeth Gently

Ensure that you brush your teeth gently with a toothbrush with soft bristles. Using a toothbrush with stiff bristles may cause abrasion on your teeth.

Various conditions can make you feel pain in sensitive teeth. If you are not sure what’s causing the pain, visit your local dentist.

Contact us today and let us know your present dental situation.

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