Are you trying to avoid eating cold food or drinking hot beverages because your teeth are sensitive? It may be time to get to the bottom of this painful condition and get recommendations from your dentist on how to resolve this!

A common dental health concern that causes teeth sensitivity is the exposure of the dentin on your teeth due to receding gum tissues. When hard enamel does not cover your teeth and its roots, sensations will go straight to the nerve in the center of the tooth resulting in dental sensitivity. According to studies, various factors can cause teeth sensitivity.

  1. Use of a hard brush and aggressive teeth cleaning.
  2. Tooth erosion caused by foods and beverages with high acid content.
  3. Receding gums that leaves root surface exposed
  4. Teeth grinding at night and cracks or decay in the teeth.
  5. Post dental treatment sensitivity like procedures of crowns, filing, and tooth bleaching.

Having a dental treatment with your Newport Beach dentist is always the initial step in finding relief from your discomfort. A couple of changes to your routine will also make that big difference in how your teeth feel so that you can get back to your usual self.

  1. Swap out the usual toothbrush for a softer product and brush your teeth gently in a back and forth motion. A little Tender Love and Care can go a long way to reduce sensitivity.
  1. Avoid certain foods like carbonated drinks, coffee, citrus fruits and even yogurt.  These are high acidic products that can be catalysts to the thinning of your tooth enamel.
  1.  Wear a mouth guard. It acts as a protective bite piece placed on teeth to protect the enamel. Teeth grinding can cause tooth enamel to wear away, which is the reason why they feel sore and sensitive.

Sensitive teeth are most often the result of any number of dental issues that could also be genetics.  Focus on the cause of your tooth sensitivity as it can help you understand and prevent this issue from recurring.
If there are some underlying issues at work in your mouth, your Newport Beach dentist can get you an exact diagnosis so that you’ll receive the treatment you need. Call F. Anthony Rich, DDS at 949-642-7250 today.