If that last sip of hot chamomile tea made you twinge, you could be suffering from Dentin Hypersensitivity. Commonly known as sensitive teeth.
When you enjoy hot or cold drinks, your teeth will contract and expand, during expansion tiny cracks that are invisible to the naked eye will develop allowing hot and cold sensations to soak through your teeth straight down to your nerves. When pain occurs, it causes most people to avoid certain foods that they would normally enjoy just to avoid the pain caused by hot and cold food and drinks.
According to Sensodyne, brushing too hard and using an abrasive toothpaste could be the cause of your sensitivity. Gum disease, teeth grinding, and receding gums can also result in dentin hypersensitivity. If you are tired of skipping the entire page of a menu at your favorite Mexican restaurant just to keep your dental pain at bay, it’s time to schedule an appointment with your favorite Dentists in Pasadena from Dr. Paul Shinto DDS. If the bristles on your toothbrush are nearly non-existent after a couple of weeks, you need to soften things up a bit.
Lightening and stain removing toothpastes that contain sodium pyrophosphates. These chemicals are meant to lighten your teeth, remove stains, and are highly abrasive. Using the on a daily basis will cause the enamel on your teeth to wear over time causing dental sensitivity.
As your Pasadena Dentist about desensitizing toothpastes that can help you start enjoying your favorite beverages again. Other ways to help with Dentin Hypersensitivity include desensitizing ionization.
You can help prevent sensitive teeth by keeping your gums healthy. One of the main causes of Dentin Hypersensitivity is exposure to the roots of the teeth. A number of things including excessive and forceful brushing, over flossing or poor oral hygiene can cause receding gums.
Not knowing when the next sharp almost unbearable pain will hit that nerve in your tooth can be stressful. That delicious fruit smoothie on the menu could send you through the roof in pain. Schedule and appointment with your Dentist in Pasadena and take care of your Dental Sensitivity once and for all with Dr. Paul Shinto DDS.