Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

May 17, 2023 2:32 pm Published by

So, you know that feeling when you take a sip of ice-cold water, and suddenly your teeth go, “Ouch!” That’s tooth sensitivity, my friend. It’s when your teeth get all sensitive and cranky in response to certain food and drink. But why does it happen? Let me break it down for you in a fun and informative way!

  • The Incredible Enamel: Picture your tooth as a superhero with a tough outer armour called enamel. This enamel can sometimes get worn down, exposing the sensitive dentin underneath. Acidic foods, aggressive brushing, and even tooth grinding can be the villains behind enamel erosion.
  • The Case of Gum Retreat: Imagine your gums playing hide-and-seek with your teeth. When they retreat or shrink back, it can reveal the tooth roots, which aren’t as well-protected as the enamel-covered parts. This results in sensitivity!
  • Cavity Craziness: Uh-oh, cavities! These little troublemakers can eat away at your tooth and reach the sensitive dentin layer. That’s when your teeth start throwing sensitivity tantrums.
  • Whitening Wonders: Brightening your smile is fantastic, but some tooth whitening treatments can temporarily make your teeth a bit sensitive. They go beneath the enamel’s surface to do their magic, but sometimes they tickle the nerves.
  • Cracked Tooth Capers: Imagine cracks in your teeth like secret passages. If there are tiny cracks, they can expose the sensitive parts, causing discomfort. Sneaky cracks!
  • Grinding Battles: Do you ever grind or clench your teeth? It’s like a wrestling match happening inside your mouth! But unfortunately, it can wear down the enamel, leaving your teeth vulnerable to sensitivity. Time to find a different outlet for your inner Hulk!
  • Dental Adventure: After some dental procedures like fillings, crowns, or a good ol’ cleaning, your teeth might feel a bit sensitive. Don’t worry; it’s usually temporary, like a roller coaster ride that ends quickly.
  • Acid Attack: Beware of acidic foods and drinks, my friend! Stuff like citrus fruits, sodas, and sports drinks can erode your enamel and make your teeth go, “Hey, that’s too sensitive for me!”

If you’re dealing with tooth sensitivity, come to visit Dr Danny and Dr Josie at Smiles of Ryde Dental Surgery. We can determine what’s causing it and offer helpful solutions or prevention tips. Remember, you’re not alone in this tooth-sensitivity adventure! Call 98742154 or Book Now

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