Why Are My Teeth Sensitive to Hot or Cold?
For anyone who has tooth sensitivity, consuming hot or cold foods can be a mission. But, why? There are many reasons why this could be happening to you. Most of the time, it involves the root structure and the fact that it has become exposed. This can be caused by poor dental care habits, abrasion of the gums, grinding or clenching the teeth, injury or even old age. Normally this part of the tooth is covered by gum tissue but as it begins to recede, it exposes the layer underneath (more specifically known as dentin) which is comprised of millions of nerve endings which will cause this painful sensitivity. Tooth grinding, brushing too harshly and a diet in highly acidic foods can also lead to tooth sensitivity.
So, now that you know for sure that you have tooth sensitivity, what do you do? We first encourage you to contact our Pasadena dentist to schedule an appointment because there are many treatment options that are available that can help sensitivity. While waiting for you appointment you can also try these home remedies:
- Use a soft bristled toothbrush
- Change to a tooth-sensitive toothpaste, such as Sensodyne
- After brushing, apply a tiny amount of toothpaste for sensitive teeth to the exposed roots using a Q-tip or your finger
- Avoid consuming acidic foods or drinks
Remember, our Pasadena dentist, Dr. Bouzoghlanian, is here for your every dental need including tooth sensitivity. Contact us today for and appointment!
Location: 1060 E Green St #203, Pasadena, CA 91106
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