Sensitive teeth are an issue that many people have to cope with. They try everything from using different types of toothpastes or mouthwashes to avoiding certain food and beverages. To really deal with sensitive teeth, one has to understand the underlying causes. This can help to get to the root of the problem, if you will.
Why So Sensitive?
Typically, this issue arises because of the lack of care for our gums as we age. We can impact our gums depending on how we eat, what we eat, oral jewelry that we have, the grinding of our teeth, or the lack of brushing or flossing. If the gums recede or begin to deteriorate, the roots can be exposed to air, drinks, and foods that you eat.
What Triggers the Pain?
The temperature of foods is the most common complaint of those with sensitive teeth. Many people just cope with the sensitivity and avoid the food or drinks that seem to cause the most pain or issue. If the shock of pain caused by hot and cold foods to the nerves is unbearable, you should see your dentist. As well, pain can occur if a tooth has been damaged. If you are having real pain, it is even more important to schedule an appointment.
How Can We Prevent It?
The best way to prevent sensitive teeth, is to protect your gums and keep your mouth healthy. It’s a basic solution that you have been hearing forever, and there is a reason for it. Brushing and regular flossing can prevent many sensitive tooth issues. They are important for the overall health of your family. Making sure you take enough time to care for your teeth, brush and floss properly (not too rough!), in all the right places. Keep oral care as a priority and you may avoid more serious issues that are far beyond sensitive teeth.