Do you have sensitive teeth? These are the possible causes
People with sensitive teeth will recognise this immediately: drinking a glass of cold water or eating ice cream causes intense nerve pain in your teeth. It’s very annoying and we’d love to have teeth that aren’t so sensitive. Well, as soon as you know what the cause behind your sensitive teeth is, you can do something about it.
These are the seven possible things that might be at the root of the problem!
1. Receding gums
Trust us, you’re definitely not the only one who’s suffering from sensitive teeth: nearly half of the population deals with tooth sensitivity sometimes. Tooth enamel and gums protect the dentine. However, as we get older, our gums tend to recede, exposing the dentine. As soon as the dentine comes into contact with cold food or drinks, you can experience a very annoying pain.
2. Damaged gums and tooth enamel
Does it seem as if the sensitivity in your teeth is only getting worse? Then it’s possible that your gums and/or tooth enamel are damaged. This type of damage can also cause the dentine to be exposed. The cause of gum or enamel damage can be derived from the following points.
Brushing our teeth is a good thing, right? Well, yes, but it’s also possible to brush too hard or too often. The more vigorous you are when brushing your teeth, the more you can damage your gums or enamel. Brush your teeth twice a day in sessions of about three minutes and make soft, circular motions.
Go to the next page to read about the other four possible causes!
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