6 causes of sensitive teeth

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6 causes of sensitive teeth

Having sensitive teeth can be extremely uncomfortable and often very painful. It is important that you know the leading causes of sensitive teeth, so you can take the necessary measures to prevent it.

There are lots of things over time which can damage your enamel leading to dentin exposure, which is connected to nerves in the teeth.

Here is a list of the most common causes of sensitive teeth:
-Brushing your teeth too hard with a hard-bristled or rough toothbrush can wear down the enamel of your teeth.

-Home remedies for teeth whitening may sound appealing, but in fact they can be very dangerous. The most common home remedies are hydrogen peroxide or baking soda and both are very damaging to your teeth.

-Forgetting to brush your teeth daily or having poor teeth hygiene can let plaque or tartar build up.

-Frequently drinking or eating lots of acidic things could be gradually stripping away your tooth enamel. Try to minimise the amount of orange juice, sports drinks and carbonated soda you consume.

-Eating lots of sugary foods and having a high-sugar diet can prompt bacteria to grow, which in time erodes gums and exposes the sensitive areas of the teeth.

If you’d like more advice on how you can prevent sensitive teeth, or need to talk to a dentist about improving tooth sensitivity, get in touch today on (0113) 279 6668.