At Clareview and Belmont Dental Associates, tooth sensitivity is a common complaint among our dental patients. Sensitive teeth occur when your gums pull back and expose the surface beneath, called the dentin. There are many reasons why your teeth may be tender and we’d like to tell you what they are. We would also like you to call us if you are experiencing tooth sensitivity so we can discuss your treatment options.
- You’re brushing too hard – over time, if you brush with too much force, you can wear down the protective layers of your teeth and expose the microscopic hollow tubes or canals that lead to your dental nerves. When these tubules are exposed, tooth sensitivity is a result.
- You’re eating too many acidic foods – If the pathways to your nerves are exposed, acidic foods will cause you pain.
- You have tooth decay – If you have tooth decay, it’s easy for bacteria to accumulate in these tiny crevices, which causes acid build-up and enamel breakdown.
- You’re a tooth grinder – Grinding your teeth can wear down your enamel. This exposes the dentin and causes sensitive teeth.
To schedule an appointment with Clareview and Belmont Dental Associates here in Edmonton, AB call 780-475-5922 or visit our website, www.clareviewbelmontdentist.com.