Causes of Sensitive Teeth

You get it when your gums pull back and expose the surface beneath, called the dentin. This soft layer has thousands of tiny tubes that lead to the tooth’s nerve center (the pulp). They allow the hot, cold, or sweet food to reach the nerve in your tooth, which kicks off your pain.

Other things that can cause you to have sensitive teeth are:

Wear and tear. Over time, if you brush too hard, use a hard-bristled toothbrush, or grind your teeth, you can wear down enamel and expose the dentin.

Tooth decay. This can lead to sensitive teeth when it happens near the gum line.

Gum disease (gingivitis). It causes inflamed and sore gums that pull back and reveal the roots of your teeth.

Damage. Your chipped or broken teeth may fill with bacteria, which can enter the pulp and set off inflammation.

Teeth grinding. If you do this or clench your teeth, you may wear down your enamel.

Tooth-whitening products. These may contribute to sensitive teeth.

Age. Your teeth are most sensitive when you’re between 25 and 30.

Plaque buildup. It can cause sensitivity when it’s on the surfaces of your roots.

Acidic foods. Food and drinks with a high acid content, like citrus fruits, tomatoes, pickles, and tea, can wear down your enamel.

Dental work. Teeth cleaning, root planing, crown placement, and tooth restoration can make your teeth sensitive. This should go away in 4 to 6 weeks.

Steps to Reduce Sensitive Teeth Problems



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