Our mouths are dynamic and we usually experience hot foods and cold foods daily. Since the nerves inside human teeth are very primative, we only experience pain when something affects the tooth or the tooth protection. There are many conditions that cause sensitive teeth and we are pleased to offer re-mineralizing desensitizing therapy, to improve the comfort of all your teeth, every visit.
Gum recession causes sensitivity. When your teeth erupt into your mouth, they are insulated by bone and gum. If you have gum recession, then your tooth insulation is reduced and the part of the tooth that is newly exposed to the hot and cold environment of your oral cavity will cause you pain.
Using a toothbrush that is harder than 'soft or extra soft' is now thought to damage the delicate gum tissue around our teeth. People may brush heavily with a hard manual toothbrush, which is thought to cause 'tooth brushing abrasion'.
Some people have large dentinal tubules that rapidly connect the hot and cold sensation of the oral cavity to the deeper dentinal layers close to the nerves in their teeth. Others may have natural gaps between their enamel and their roots.
A high percentage of folks grind their teeth day and night, which can lead to tooth microfractures and attrition. Digestive issues in patients with gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) can cause tooth erosion and sensitivity. There are many reasons for tooth sensitivity and at Dental Hygiene Healthcare we want your teeth to be comfortable for life. We apply free remineralization gel to make your teeth more comfortable, because we care.