What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

 In Dental Hygiene, General Dentistry, Health, Lifestyle

Are you suffering from tooth sensitivity? If so, we understand how frustrating it can be. We have created a simple guide about teeth sensitivity and what you can do to manage it.


If you are experiencing sensitivity in your teeth it could be triggered by the following:

  • hot foods and beverages
  • cold foods and beverages
  • cold air
  • sweet foods and beverages
  • acidic foods and beverages
  • cold water
  • brushing or flossing teeth
  • alcohol-based mouth rinses


These are the most common causes of tooth sensitivity:

  • worn down enamel
  • gum recession
  • tooth decay
  • broken teeth
  • chipped teeth
  • following dental work like fillings, crowns, or bleaching


Treatment is based on each individual and the degree of sensitivity they are experiencing. It will also depend on the cause of tooth sensitivity as well. if your teeth are sensitive follow dental work like fillings, crowns, or bleaching it will go away with time. Give it a day or so and then re-evaluate your levels of pain. You can also choose toothpaste and alcohol-free mouth rinse if your teeth hurt from your daily dental routine. If your teeth hurt because of other oral issues like gum recession, chipped or broken teeth, tooth decay, and more, you should consult with your dentist. Some of the common treatment plans for this is applying bonding resin to sensitive tooth surfaces, root canals, surgical gum grafts, and fluoride. One of the best ways to avoid these issues is prevention. In other words, prevention is key! Make sure you are brushing your teeth twice a day with the right toothpaste, floss, and rinse with alohol-free mouthwash. This is a great way to keep your teeth happy and healthy.

If you’re interested in learning more about tooth sensitivity, visit South Holston Dental Designs. At South Holston, we provide a variety of services including general dentistry, cosmetics, and more. To schedule an appointment visit us online here or call us at (276) 466-9800 today. Don’t suffer any longer, and let us help fix the problem!

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