Teeth sensitivity is a result of worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots. Whenever you experience a sudden horrible shooting pain when your teeth are exposed to extremely cold or hot foods or liquids, it indicates you have teeth sensitivity. Teeth sensitivity is a common dental problem that affects 70% of the population across the globe.
The discomfort of teeth sensitivity is not easy to bear, so let us now understand what causes it:
Gingivitis or gum disease occurs when the gums that firmly hold the teeth weaken. If it is not treated on time, the gums become infected exposing underlying root and it causes tooth sensitivity.
- Receding of gums:
Receding of gums happens when gum tissues that surround the teeth get withdrawn from the surface, and greater surface of the tooth is exposed. Older people have an increased risk of gum recession. Harsh brushing also damages the gums. When gum recession becomes severe, the dentine and root surface of the tooth become highly sensitive.
- Cracked tooth:
A tooth that has a crack on the surface is prone to bacterial infection. The infection starts at the root of the tooth surface and later infects other areas of the tooth. If left untreated, it can result in hypersensitivity in the tooth.
People who are in the habit of grinding their teeth involuntarily while sleeping or habitually even when awake suffer from a condition called Bruxism (teeth grinding). The prolonged habit of teeth grinding results in gradual loss of the hard enamel layer, thus exposing the interior areas of tooth, thereby resulting in tooth sensitivity.
- Unhealthy eating habits:
Avoid consuming too much of sticky, sweet, acidic, extremely hot or cold and carbonated foods and liquids. These foods and liquids gradually damage the tooth enamel and over a period of time, increase the chances of tooth sensitivity.
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