Sensitive Teeth – Causes of Sensitive Teeth

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Sensitive Teeth – Causes of Sensitive Teeth

Tooth sensitivity can make hot and cold foods and beverages feel shockingly painful. Sometimes, even brushing teeth hurts! Tooth sensitivity occurs when dentin becomes exposed in your teeth. Dentin is beneath the enamel (hard, outermost layer of your tooth). Increased exposure of dentin can cause more serious problems to your teeth, such as tooth decay!

Sensitive teeth are the most common type of toothache! Sensitive teeth pain is described as a shooting, sharp pain.

Gum disease, grinding, harsh brushing, whitening treatments, and diet are all leading factors of  tooth sensitivity.

Sweet, acidic, and hot/cold food and drinks are major causes of tooth sensitivity if they sit  of your teeth for long periods of time before you brush.

Read our blog ” Sensitive Teeth & Treatments for Sensitive Teeth” at for treatment options and factors that may contribute to your sensitivity.