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Food and Drink – If you continually eat food that is high in acid it will cause your enamel to wear down. Foods that are high in acid include pickles, tomatoes, soda, citric fruits, and more!
Over-brushing – A common misconception of people is that if you brush with more force, you will do a better job. This is not true, in fact you will actually cause your teeth to become sensitive because you are wearing away thee enamel on your teeth. Dr. Dowell recommends using a mouthwash with fluoride to build your enamel back up.
Periodontitis – Also know as gum disease, it can cause your teeth to look longer and expose your dentin.
Bad Oral Hygiene – If you do not take proper care of your teeth in between dental visits you can develop cavities, plaque and tartar build up, gum recession and more. If you simply take good care of your teeth in between visits to Dr. Dowell you should not experience these problems.
Bruxism – Commonly known as grinding your teeth, this physically wears down your tooth enamel and exposes your dentin.
Medical Conditions – People who suffer from things like bulimia or acid reflux (GERD) can cause there to be an influx of acid in your mouth. The increase of acid will cause your enamel to wear down and expose your dentin.
Teeth Whitening Products – The most common side effect of going through a teeth whitening procedure is your teeth will become sensitive. This sensitivity will subside after you have completed your system or suspended your procedure.
If you are suffering from tooth sensitivity, please contact us to schedule an appointment and restore your mouth back to health.