Biggest Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

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Do you find yourself constantly battling pain or discomfort when eating foods? Does your mouth start hurting when you begin to brush or floss? If so, it’s safe to say that you have sensitive teeth. Here are some of the reasons as to why your teeth are so sensitive.

  • You’re brushing with too much force. Many individuals don’t realize that there are flaws in their teeth brushing technique. Brushing to forcefully may definitely cause more pain in and around your teeth. If it’s not the technique, then your toothbrush may have bristles too hard to surround your teeth.
  • You love acidic food. Once your nerves are exposed in your teeth, acidic foods can cause a serious amount of pain.
  • You grind your teeth. Grinding your teeth is oftentimes a natural habit that most individuals don’t know that their doing. Grinding your teeth wears down the enamel that protect the inner parts of your teeth.
  • Tooth Whitening Toothpastes. Many individuals who use tooth whitening toothpastes don’t know that certain whitening chemicals trigger more sensitivity in their teeth.
  • Mouthwash. Much like the whitening toothpaste, some mouthwashes contain alcohol and chemicals that make teeth sensitive.
  • Gum disease. Receding gums are a common problem as individuals get older. Gum Disease, or gingivitis is a problem and requires attention immediately.
  • Excessive plaque. Forgetting to floss or not brushing thoroughly enough can cause plaque to build up in areas after you eat. An excessive build-up of plaque can cause your enamel to wear away. This leaves your teeth vulnerable and therefore more sensitive.
  • A cracked tooth. Once you have a cracked tooth, it’s easy for your mouth to experience pain, as a cracked tooth is hitting the nerves found at the root of your tooth. This pain is oftentimes much worse than your normal tooth sensitivity, and must be treated immediately.

If you are experiencing persistent tooth sensitivity it’s best to visit a dentist and make sure there isn’t a serious underlying problem like gum disease or a cracked tooth. Make an appointment today with Advanced Dental Center by calling 972-781-0209. Learn more about our practice and the services we offer by visiting our website at



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