Sensitive Teeth

sensitive teeth and common dental problemsWhat are Sensitive Teeth?

Sensitive teeth occurs when the dentin–the layer under the outermost enamel–becomes exposed, or the gum line recedes which exposes sensitive nerves that connect to the root of the tooth.

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

This can be caused by a variety of factors, including, tooth decay, brushing too hard or using a hard-bristled toothbrush, gum disease, teeth grinding, plaque build-up, acidic foods, and general wear over time.

Treatments with Michael E. Thum Dentistry

Sensitive teeth can be very uncomfortable when you are eating or drinking hot or cold foods. Regular visits to your dentist for cleanings and flouride treatments twice yearly can improve overall dental hygiene and help subdue sensitivity.