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Why Are My Teeth Sensitive, and What Can I Do About It?


Posted on 2/2/2024 by Weo Admin
Concerned patient discussing her tooth pain with her dentist while sitting in a dental chairYou may be pondering: Why are my teeth suddenly so sensitive? Well, there are a few potential culprits. They include:

Worn Out Enamel


Worn-down enamel, those microscopic guardians of our teeth, might be the issue. It could be a consequence of enthusiastic toothbrushing or, perhaps, some teeth grinding - a habit not as appreciated by our teeth as one might assume.

Gum Recession


Another suspect in the lineup is gum recession. If your gums are gradually receding, the sensitive portions of your teeth become exposed. This renders the teeth more susceptible to temperature-related discomfort.

Hot and Cold


On the topic of temperature extremes, if your teeth experience sharp pain when you are indulging in an ice cream cone or a cup of coffee, you are not alone. Hot and cold foods can be major triggers for sensitive teeth. However, fear not, as there is a solution on the horizon.

What Can We Do About It?


Firstly, let us embrace gentleness. Opt for a toothbrush with soft bristles and adopt a more delicate brushing technique. Aggressive brushing might impart a sense of cleanliness, but it is an experience our teeth do not particularly enjoy.

Consider transitioning to a toothpaste specifically formulated for sensitive teeth. These formulations often contain desensitizing agents capable of pacifying those hyper-reactive nerves. Think of it as a soothing balm for your teeth.

Do not forget to consult our friendly dentist. They possess the expertise to identify the exact cause of your sensitivity and tailor a plan according to your unique circumstances.

Final Thoughts on Tooth Sensitivity


Sensitive teeth serve as messengers, urging us to exercise care and offer them a bit of tender loving care. Be gentle with your teeth, go easy on the temperature extremes, and remember - a little sensitivity does not mean you have to forgo enjoying your favorite treats. It just means your teeth might prefer them served at room temperature.

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