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What You Can Do For Sensitive Teeth

What You Can Do For Sensitive Teeth

Tooth sensitivity is most often caused by cavities or the thinning or destruction of tooth enamel.

Kassandra Foreman / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

An End To Cavities For People With Sensitive Teeth?

An End To Cavities For People With Sensitive Teeth?

Tooth sensitivity commonly occurs when the protective layers of teeth are worn away, revealing a bony tissue called dentin. This tissue contains microscopic hollow tubes that, when exposed, allow hot and cold liquids and food to contact the underlying nerve endings in the teeth, causing pain.

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

The most common factor related to sensitive teeth is gum recession. When the gum begins to recede, the tooths root becomes exposed, resulting in sensitivity. Other causes of sensitive teeth are toothbrush abrasion, periodontal therapy - treatment for periodontal disease, tooth decay or faulty restorations, excessive grinding or excessive bleaching.

8 Ways To Relieve And Prevent Sensitive Teeth

8 Ways To Relieve And Prevent Sensitive Teeth

The best cure is prevention, as they say in the medical field. Preventing teeth sensitivity greatly depends on practicing good dental hygiene. Make sure to brush your teeth regularly using a soft-bristled toothbrush. Flossing also helps in the overall gum health. Using sensitizing toothpaste on your teeth right before you sleep can also help reduce sensitivity.

Written by Kerry Brooks / Reviewed by Ray Spotts

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