What’s with the dental sensitivity, you wonder to yourself? Perhaps you spent most of your life with teeth that you rarely even thought about. Now, with every movement, bite into food, etc., you notice that your teeth are quite sensitive and you don’t like it! Though you know you’re probably going to need our help to get to the bottom of things (and find a way to make the issue better), we’re happy to steer you toward some possible explanations for right now.
Reason #1: It May Be Bruxism
What you’re dealing with might be the result of bruxism. If you have never heard of this before, the easiest way to break down the details is as follows: This is not something you’re doing because you’re trying. It’s involuntary. However, it’s probably happening daily. You may be grinding teeth together. Or, you may be clenching. Either (or both) can cause dental sensitivity.
Reason #2: Your Brushing Is Far Too Hard
If you brush too hard, dental sensitivity is very likely. First, of course, this is true because like anything else, if you scrub too hard and irritate your smile, it’s not going to feel very good as a result. Then, of course, there’s the fact that you can accidentally erode your tooth enamel and you can cause gum recession, which exposes part of your roots.
Reason #3: Acid Erosion Is Causing It
If you gulp down very acidic drinks every day (which is usually anything other than water or milk), then you might be causing your enamel to soften. As it softens, you slowly strip it away. The result? Definitely dental sensitivity!
Discover A Solution For Sensitive Teeth During A Visit
Come in for your dental checkup, so we may detect the reason for your sensitivity and offer treatment or suggestions. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.