Clinching TeethWhy are my teeth so sensitive and what can I do about it?  In an article by Webmd – they do an excellent job explaining why your teeth might be sensitive – We have highlighted a few of the causes that we strongly agree with. Especially #8 – talk to us about a night guard!!

Read more here – https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/ss/slideshow-sensitive-teeth-causes

Receding Gums

The roots of your teeth have thousands of tiny tubes that carry feeling (hot, cold, sweet) to a nerve center known as the pulp. Usually the roots are covered by gum tissue. But if you have periodontal disease, that layer can pull away from teeth, exposing the ultra-sensitive root. Receding gums need a dentist’s help, so talk to yours.

Brushing Your Teeth Too Hard

If you brush too hard or don’t use a soft brush, your gums can pull away from tooth roots. This can also wear away your enamel and expose dentin (yellow). Holes in the dentin are the tiny tubes (blue) that allow hot, cold, and sweet foods to affect tooth nerves. Ouch!

Cracked Teeth

Munching ice, biting into hard candies, or having large fillings can lead to chipped, broken teeth. Once a tooth is cracked, the nerve-rich pulp hidden deep inside may become irritated when chewing. A crack may also fill with bacteria, leading to inflammation, which can cause more pain.

Grinding or Clenching Your Teeth

Tooth enamel is the strongest material in your body, but it’s no match for the power of clenching or grinding. Over time, both of these often-mindless habits can wear away enamel, leaving the nerves in danger. Mouth guards, lifestyle changes, and diet tweaks can all help stop the wear and tear.

Tooth Decay

Decay, like this cavity, exposes the root of your tooth to a host of irritants: hot, cold, sweets, even air. The best ways to battle decay and keep your teeth in top form are to practice good oral hygiene, eat right, and see your dentist regularly.

Be Good to Your Mouth

You don’t have to go it alone — talk to your dentist to find out what’s behind your sensitive teeth. To strengthen your pearly whites, you may need to make a few more changes to your oral care routine. You could switch to a soft-bristled brush, use a toothpaste for sensitive teeth, or try a mouth rinse with fluoride.

We can help – there is no need to remain in pain.  At Dean Cosmetic Dentistry we offer the latest in dental technology specifically for your individual needs.  Give us a call and let’s talk.  Relief could be just around the corner.  865-539-1119   www.deancosmeticdentistry.com
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