Dental sensitivity is the acute and transient pain that is produced by the exposure of the dentin (the internal part of the tooth) to external factors that cause discomfort. It is usually caused by eating or drinking something hot, cold, sweet or sour. It is the most common cause of dental pain, which affects 1 in 5 adults; It can also cause tooth decay, gingivitis or periodontitis if the person suffering from the problem does not perform adequate daily oral hygiene.
Under normal conditions, dentine is covered by enamel in the dental crown; Over time, the enamel coating can become thinner providing less protection to the nerve.
The most common reasons why exposure to dentin can occur are:
- Gum retraction due to age or inadequate tooth brushing
- Consume acidic beverages, which cause enamel erosion and dentin exposure
- Grinding your teeth can cause you to feel sensitivity in most or all of your teeth.
- Brushing more than three times a day could result in the loss of enamel
- Gum disease, which can cause gum retraction
- A chipped or broken tooth can expose dentin
It is important to have a toothbrush with soft bristles and a non-abrasive paste with desensitizing action, which repairs and protects the enamel of your teeth.
Do not forget that treatments such as teeth whitening, professional dental cleanings, the placement of dental braces or a dental filling cause sensitivity during or after the procedure.
If you have any doubts about our dental health, we offer you the possibility to go to a first consultation of free valuation. We invite you to call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424 and tell us your doubts or if you are already on vacation in Puerto Morelos and want to meet us, or if you have a dental emergency during your vacations you can call us at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.
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