Tooth sensitivity is an issue that is common among many people. The discomfort that people with sensitive teeth feel is often considered solely to be caused by temperature, however, there are many other reasons why a person may be experiencing tooth sensitivity. Other reasons may include sugar and/or acid sensitivity, brushing, improper flossing, and more.

What’s Causing My Tooth Sensitivity?.
The cause of tooth sensitivity is different then the triggers of tooth sensitivity. While things such as hot and cold food and drinks, sugar, and acid can trigger tooth sensitivity, the causes of tooth sensitivity are usually damages or the condition of the tooth itself. This includes:
• Tooth decay/ cavities
• Worn/ eroded enamel
• Gum disease of infection
• Exposed tooth root
• Cracked/ chipped teeth

How To Prevent & Treat Tooth Sensitivity
If you experience any sort of tooth pain, visit a dentist right away. This is the best way to determine the true root of the pain and prevent exacerbating a potentially larger problem.

If your dentist determines that your tooth sensitivity is trigger based, there are some things that you can do to lessen the sensitivity you feel. Try any of the following to help you deal with tooth sensitivity pain:
• Salt water rinses: doing this twice a day can alleviate pain from tooth sensitivity
• Honey and warm water: honey is antibacterial and therefore great for treating rounds, reducing pain, and reducing inflammation.
• Using Soft Bristled Toothbrush: hard bristled toothbrushes are abrasive and aggressive against the tooth and enamel. Using a soft bristled brush will help treat your teeth and gums gently.
• Use products for sensitive teeth: some toothpastes and mouthwashes are designed for people with sensitive teeth. Using these products can significantly decrease the amount of pain you feel due to tooth sensitivity.

You don’t have to suffer with tooth sensitivity. To get expert guidance from a dental hygienist in Vaughan, call us today at 410.835.5002 or visit the Maple Dental Hygiene care website to book an appointment.

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