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Possible Causes Of Sensitive Teeth

Tooth sensitivity also known as dentin hypersensitivity is the experiencing of pain in the tooth when you eat something hot or cold. It is caused when is tooth enamel is worn, which is the upper layer of the tooth. Sometimes you also experience pain when you have a cracked tooth, broken tooth, cavities, or a chipped tooth. Sensitivity can occur in one tooth, many teeth, or all teeth. One might experience sharp pain in teeth while brushing, eating, and drinking or making it difficult to eat or talk. If you experience symptoms of tooth sensitivity, then you should visit a private dentist in Basingstoke. The dentist will inspect your teeth and check for sensitivity by using a dental instrument.  Followed by this, the dentist may prescribe you toothpaste, or mouthwash depending.

Causes of sensitivity are:

Over Brushing: Overbrushing also known as toothbrush abrasion, can cause the enamel to erode. This exposes the dentin, thus allowing the hot, cold, and sweets to affect tooth nerves. Moreover, one should use a toothbrush that has soft bristles. When you brush gently with the soft bristles it does not damage your teeth.

Too Much Mouthwash: When you use mouthwash too much, then it may result in tooth sensitivity. Moreover, you can also experience a sore mouth. Because some mouthwash contains acid that can put some damage to the tooth enamel.  You should use mouthwash only once or twice a day. In case you still experience sensitivity, then you should seek advice from the dentist about mouthwash that lowers sensitivity.

Teeth Grinding: When you grind your teeth, you put them at the risk of erosion of tooth enamel. Thereby, it exposes your middle layer to the tooth, known as dentin. Many people grind their teeth unknowingly. You can use a mouthguard at night during your sleep to save enamel from damage.

Dental Complications: There are some dental problems that can cause sensitivity such as gum infection, cavities, receding gums, or tooth decay. Moreover, some dental procedures such as tooth restoration, teeth whitening, root planning, etc. can also cause tooth sensitivity, but for a short period of time.

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