What are the Causes of Sensitive Teeth?


At some point in our lives, we’ve all experienced tooth pain. Whether it was from a small cavity or even just a loose tooth. While there are multiple causes for tooth pain, the most common is simply sensitive teeth. So what causes sensitive teeth? Well, that’s what Smile Workshop is here to answer!

Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding can bring on a variety of dental issues. Many people suffer from grinding their teeth at night while they sleep, but many people may not even know they do it until they go see the dentist.

Tooth Erosion and Decay

Do you love acidic foods like pineapples? Well, that love of highly acidic foods and beverages could be causing major teeth erosion. The acid will eat away at your enamel until the pulp of your teeth becomes exposed. Then, your teeth will not only be extremely sensitive but will also be at risk of forming a cavity.

Receding Gums

There are multiple reasons why a person may have receding gums. They can be a product of poor dental health, but they can also be genetic. When your gums recede, they expose the hypersensitive root surface of your teeth. Generally, the best way to treat receding gums is to perform a gum graft.

Brushing Too Hard

Believe it or not, there is such a thing as brushing too hard, and it can cause sensitive teeth. When you use a hard bristle toothbrush and put too much force behind brushing, then you will cause your tooth enamel to wear down.

How to Protect Sensitive Teeth

One of the ways you can protect your sensitive teeth is to use a soft toothbrush and a toothpaste that’s designed for people with sensitive teeth. If you’re experiencing the pain of sensitive teeth, come visit the dental health experts at your local Smile Workshop. We’ll take good care of you and walk you through your various options for treatment. Isn’t it time you discovered all the reasons to smile?

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