Top 5 Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

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5 Causes of Tooth Sensitivity | Bentsen, Goodrich & Irvin General Dentistry

Tooth Sensitivity | Bentsen Goodrich and Irvin DDS General Dentistry5 Causes of Tooth Sensitivity:

  1. Having a broken or chipped tooth can cause pain and sensitivity! If you do have a broken or shipped tooth, we recommend that you contact your dentist now to have it repaired.
  2. Using tooth whitening products! Everyone loves that gleaning white smile, but if you are suffering from tooth sensitivity because of it, tooth whitening just may not be for you. Be sure and let your dentist know if you are using tooth whitening products.
  3. Tooth decay near the gumlines. As we age, receding gums and tooth decay become a problem. If you are having tooth sensitivity issues due to this, don’t fret as this is something that can be taken care of fairly easily!
  4. Teeth grinding. When teeth grinding occurs on a regular basis it can cause damage to the teeth. Tooth sensitivity can be the first sign of this so tending to this sooner (rather than later) is always a good idea.
  5. Brushing Too Hard! Over time, brushing too hard can cause loss of enamel (the thin outer covering of the tooth) which can, in turn, cause sensitivity.

5 Steps to Reducing Your Tooth Sensitivity:

  1. Rinse with a flouride mouthwash daily.
  2. Switch to a soft bristled toothbrush.
  3. Avoid highly acidic foods and sodas.
  4. Floss regularly.
  5. See your dentist every 6 months!

Follow these steps and be on your way to better dental health with less tooth sensitivity!

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