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The Common Causes Of Sensitive Teeth

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Oct 07, 2022 05:07 PM EDT

Sensitive teeth is a familiar way to describe the discomfort one usually feels immediately after downing a cold drink. The sensation can subside after a little while, but the experience can be off-putting, making you think twice about finishing that iced beverage. 

Medically, teeth sensitivity can happen when a deep layer of your teeth called dentin loses its protective covering and is exposed. At that point, different triggers or stimuli can come into contact with it causing a response that can range from a mild sting to a terrible discomfort.

The common examples of stimuli that trigger the sensation of sensitive teeth include hot or cold food and beverages, acidic food and beverages, brushing and flossing, as well as cool air and certain mouth washes. The symptoms may fluctuate or vary depending on how vulnerable the layer of your teeth is.

There are individuals who have not yet experienced the discomfort of teeth sensitivity while others struggle to manage its pulse on a daily basis. The tooth's enamel, the primary layer that covers the dentin, can be naturally thinner for other people and different activities can also break it down. 

When taking care of your teeth, it may be helpful to manage the strength you exert when brushing your teeth with a toothbrush as too much pressure can damage the enamel. Additionally, keeping an eye on your diet such as the acidity content of what you eat and drink can be another way to prevent your teeth's protective layers from breaking down.

If you noticed that a tooth had already been damaged by decay or has been chipped off, visit your dentist for a check-up as that can already be a sign that your teeth are exposed, more so if it tends to hurt at that particular area.

For pain relief from sensitive teeth, you can check out KPTown's featured choice of Herbal Bright Organic. The tooth powder provides an instant soothing effect and its natural herb extracts help prevent the formation of gum disease. The oral care product is also recommended for eliminating bad breath and whitening discolored teeth.

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