Teenagers often have sensitive teeth. As kids, our teeth probably came in easily. As we got older and drank soda and ate sugary treats, our teeth may have reacted negatively. Some children struggle to keep their teeth clean and not eat too much sugar. Sensitive teeth are a common problem many people face. If you suspect your teeth are sensitive because of food or another factor, know this:
Sensitive teeth cause pain.
Weak enamel and crowding are two major causes of sensitive teeth. Sensitive teeth have thin enamel that is easily worn down by food and drink. Dentin hypersensitivity can weaken it. Dentin hypersensitivity affects the tooth’s less-hard dentin layer. Teeth are sensitive to hot or cold foods or drinks, certain sweets, cold air, and certain brushes.
Food sensitivity is a sign of sensitive teeth. Others exist. Small amounts of water may be too cold to drink. Some toothpastes can irritate teeth.
Sensitive tooth causes
Most teeth are sensitive at some point, but it’s more common with age, weak enamel, or hypersensitive dentin. Braces or other dental appliances can also increase risk.
Visit your dentist if you have sensitive teeth. They can do simple tests to determine what’s causing your sensitive teeth. Your dentist can recommend steps for weak enamel or hypersensitive dentin. If you don’t have these issues, the dentist can help you keep healthy teeth. They can help you brush your teeth properly and safely drink certain liquids.
Common problem: sensitive teeth. If you suspect this, see your dentist immediately. They can do simple tests to determine what’s causing your sensitive teeth. Your dentist can recommend steps for weak enamel or hypersensitive dentin. If you don’t have these issues, the dentist can help you maintain healthy teeth. They can teach you how to drink and brush safely.
Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time…. Floss everyday.
Change your toothbrush when it looks used.
Visit us every six months.
Eat a healthy diet.
Stay hydrated all day long, and don’t smoke.
Make your appointment today with Dr. Rob Andrew and Urban Smiles Family Dental. 780.989.6030
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