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What causes sensitive teeth?
« on: 20/05/2011 09:25:56 »
Why do teeth become sensitive, and how can this be treated?


 

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What causes sensitive teeth?
« Reply #1 on: 20/05/2011 17:10:17 »
Well, I'm not sure what really causes it - perhaps it's the parents - but I do know that yelling "Stop being so sensitive!" only makes it worse.
 

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What causes sensitive teeth?
« Reply #2 on: 26/05/2011 13:21:05 »
HI,
Tooth sensitivity results from irritation of nerves in the tooth, which leads to pain or discomfort when teeth are exposed to hot or cold temperatures or to acidic food and beverages. Sensitivity can also occur during flossing or brushing of the teeth and while eating or chewing.

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What causes sensitive teeth?
« Reply #3 on: 28/05/2011 01:01:26 »
I have this exact problem. Not only are my teeth very sensitive, but they are also very soft, cavities come despite excellent care. As stated, sensitivity is a result of "good" nerves, or tooth deterioration. Excessive tooth deterioration despite brushing/flossing can be related to low concentration of some enzymes in your saliva, use of tooth whiteners, lower density teeth/thin enamel (genetics). Sensitivity can be somewhat remedied with special toothpaste, but that doesn't help the pain experienced when eating cold or sugary foods. I've found the only sure-fire way is to get a composite filling over the sensitive areas on the teeth themselves.
 

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