Sensitive Teeth Desensitizing
Teeth sensitivity is usually caused when the gum line recedes exposing the root surface of the tooth which is not covered with enamel like the top of the tooth. The gum acts as a protective blanket to prevent the exposure. The root is made of tubules of dentin aiming in toward the nerve, or pulp, of the tooth. When the dentin becomes exposed as in recession, the tubules allow heat and cold or acidic foods to stimulate the nerves inside the tooth. So, when something scrapes across the end of the tubule along the gum line you send an impulse through the tubule to the nerve. Ouch!
- Are you drinking through a straw to avoid certain roots?
- Are you brushing with warm water?
- Are you avoiding opening your mouth in cold air?
Many people have areas of gum recession, which is most commonly caused by brushing incorrectly or grinding your teeth. Use of an electric toothbrush with proper technique can help prevent recession.
Desensitizing is a method used to help stop the tooth sensitivity so you can go back to enjoying the food and drinks you love. This method is used when fluoride treatments and desensitizing toothpastes have failed to work. A liquid is placed on the teeth to block the nerves reaction to any stimulants such as cold.
To learn more about Sensitive Teeth Desensitizing, or to arrange your appointment
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