Being sensitive is a good thing. When you’re able to be emotionally empathetic toward another person and your actions reflect that sensitivity, the person you are being sensitive toward will be grateful. Physical sensitivity toward certain things is a different story altogether however. Being sensitive toward certain foods or scents can be difficult on the body.
Having sensitive teeth can make eating and even trying to maintain the health of your mouth difficult. Here are some causes of tooth sensitivity:
Too Much Mouthwash
“Love minty fresh breath? If you swig mouthwash throughout the day, you may set yourself up for a sore mouth. That’s because some products have acids that make already-sensitive teeth worse. The solution: Ask your dentist about neutral fluoride rinses or those that lower sensitivity, and what ingredients to avoid.
The roots of your teeth have thousands of tiny tubes that carry feeling (hot, cold, sweet) to a nerve center known as the pulp. Usually the roots are covered by gum tissue. But if you have periodontal disease, that layer can pull away from teeth, exposing the ultra-sensitive root. Receding gums need a dentist’s help, so talk to yours.
Munching ice, biting into hard candies, or having large fillings can lead to chipped, broken teeth. Once a tooth is cracked, the nerve-rich pulp hidden deep inside may become irritated when chewing rubs the cracked tooth pieces together. A crack may also fill with bacteria, leading to inflammation, which can cause more pain.”
If you suffer from tooth pain due to sensitivity make sure to contact your Ottawa dentist. They will be able to get to the root (pun intended) of the problem and make things better for your mouth.