How to fix Sensitive Teeth
Tooth sensitivity is a common dental problem, that includes pain in teeth when encountering certain substances and temperatures. At least 40 million adults suffer from sensitive teeth in the United States, according to the Academy of General Dentistry.
The pain is sharp. Fortunately, the treatment of sensitive teeth is available and it seems to be improving.
Causes of tooth sensitivity
There are no at-risk groups for tooth sensitivity. It can happen to anyone, according to Dr. Margaret Culotta-Norton, a dentist in Washington, D.C., and former president of the D.C. Dental Society.
“Most common symptom of sensitive teeth is an immediate sharp flash of pain when teeth is connects in air, cold, sweet, acidic or hot foods”. Some people may experience tooth sensitivity from brushing or flossing their teeth.
In healthy teeth, enamel protects the underlying layer of dentin, which is softer than enamel. The tooth roots is protect by gums. But if the gum line has decrease, then the dentin becomes expose.”Cavities, cracked teeth, gum recession, enamel, and root erosion all cause dentin to be expose”.
Dentin contains thousands of microscopic tubules, or channels, leading to the tooth’s pulp, according to the Academy of General Dentistry. When exposed to the elements, these dentinal tubules allow heat, cold, acidic sticky substances to reach the nerves inside the tooth, causing pain.