Main Reasons for Tooth Sensitivity

When patients come to us with tooth sensitivities, we look into the cause so it can be eliminated. Tooth sensitivity can range from mild discomforts to excruciating pains.  Do you have sensitive teeth? Are they interfering with your lifestyle? If so, give Dr. Victor Rosales of Arrow Smile Dental a call. He will help you to understand the cause of your tooth sensitivities as well as provide solutions.

Below are some of the major reasons tooth for tooth sensitivities.

Teeth Grinding

Most people who grind their teeth do so without realizing it. It can occur at any time, but most find that their habit occurs while they sleep. Teeth grinding gradually breaks down tooth enamel and dentin. This leads to exposed nerves which result in increased sensitivities to hot, cold, and normal chewing. Night grinding can be offset by the use of a custom mouth guard.  At night the guard protects teeth from further damage.

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal or gum disease is the culmination of continued gum inflammation.  As gum disease grows, gums recede from teeth.  This exposes the roots of the teeth which hose the nerves.  Regular brushing, flossing, and mouth washing along with dental treatment are essential to stop and reverse the effects of gum disease.

Improper Brushing

Are you aware of the proper techniques to brush your teeth?  Some patients are not.  Brushing your teeth too strong can result in enamel wear and gum damage.  As a rule of thumb: Choose soft bristle toothbrushes.  If you take a little more time during your regular brushing regimen, you can clean your teeth just as effectively as with a hard-bristled brush.

There are other causes of tooth sensitivities, and Dr. Rosales can isolate the cause and provide you with a practical solution or treatment.  If you are ready to get your oral health to its best condition, give Arrow Smile Dental a call.

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