Dentin hypersensitivity – also known as tooth sensitivity – is a common clinical condition usually associated with exposed dental surfaces. A common cause of tooth sensitivity is tooth decay, which can occur due to poor oral hygiene. Regular brushing, flossing and visits to your dentist can prevent tooth decay.
- Sensitivity during flossing or brushing teeth
- Discomfort when teeth are exposed to hot or cold temperatures
- Discomfort when teeth are exposed to acidic food and beverages
- Excessive plaque
- Brush too hard
- Recent dental procedure
- Tooth decay
- Cracked tooth
- Acidic foods
- Whitening tooth paste
- Gum disease
Treatment Tooth sensitivity is extreme and persistent, but it is treatable. We do not recommend trying home remedies without consulting with your dentist first. Make sure you schedule a visit with your dentist for an evaluation. During your examination visit, the dental team will take a look at your teeth and find out what is the best way of treating it. Need to find a dentist near you? click here to schedule an appointment.