What's at the Root of Sensitive Teeth?
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Posted 03 November 2017 - 08:04 PM
How does all this happen? A number of factors are to blame, Sung says. Gum recession, when gums pull away from the tooth and expose the root surface, is common with periodontal disease, which happens when plaque accumulates along the gum line. "As plaque builds, the bacteria release toxins that cause the gums to get infected and then recede," Sung explains.
"Grinding causes teeth to flex and crack, creating a notch that exposes dentin at the gum line, called an abfraction," Sung says. If you grind, try wearing a mouth guard while you sleep to protect your teeth. Brushing with too much force, with a stiff toothbrush, or even with an old toothbrush can cause abfractions as well. Be sure to brush gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush that you replace every three months whether or not it looks worn.
During the visit, the caregiver should also ask about proper oral hygiene for the patient at home. The dentist or hygienist should offer instruction for properly cleaning and removing plaque and food debris in the patientâ€™s mouth. Twice each day, a fluoride toothpaste formulated with an antibacterial ingredient should be used to keep plaque under control and to help prevent gingivitis. Depending on the patientâ€™s dental needs, the dentist may also recommend using an antimicrobial mouthwash or fluoride mouth rinse.
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Posted 12 May 2018 - 01:33 PM
Causes of Sensitive Teeth
Sensitive teeth can be caused by the following dental issues:
*Worn tooth enamel from using a hard toothbrush and using a hard grip while brushing aggressively.
*Tooth erosion due to highly acidic foods and beverages.
*Tooth decay, worn leaky fillings and broken teeth that expose the dentin of your tooth.
*Gum recession that leaves your root surface exposed.
*Grinding your teeth at night.
*Post dental treatment sensitivity â€“ common, but temporary, especially with procedures such as crowns, fillings and tooth bleaching.
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