Causes of Sensitive Teeth:
– Brushing too hard or using a toothbrush with hard bristles.
– Teeth grinding.
– Dental cleanings or treatments.
– Temporary tooth sensitivity, which can occur after a professional teeth-whitening treatment but usually goes away shortly after the procedure ends.
Signs & Symptoms:
If hot, cold, sweet or very acidic foods and drinks, or breathing in cold air, makes your teeth or a tooth sensitive or painful, then you may have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity can come and go over time.
Take Care of Your Tooth Enamel
If you have sensitive teeth, it’s possible some of your enamel has worn away.
To prevent or put the brakes on that damage:
Don’t brush too hard. You might be taking off more than just plaque. Side-to-side brushing right at the gum line can make your enamel go away faster. You should use a soft-bristled brush and work at a 45-degree angle to your gum to keep enamel clean and strong.
Avoid acidic foods and drinks. Soda, sticky candy, high-sugar carbs – all of these treats attack enamel. Instead, snack on:
- Fiber-rich fruits and vegetables
- Plain yogurt