Tooth sensitivity can be frustrating, especially when you want to enjoy a cold beverage or indulge in a favourite snack. At Katoomba Dental Centre, we understand your frustration. The good news is that you and your dentist can take measures to remedy the situation.
When it comes to tooth sensitivity, there are a variety of causes, but the most common culprits include the following.
Overzealous Tooth Brushing
Your dentist in Katoomba can give you a refresher on proper teeth brushing if you are brushing too hard. When you overbrush or use a toothbrush with stiff bristles, you can damage your enamel, which can lead to tooth sensitivity.
Some people grind and clench their teeth, specifically when sleeping. If left untreated, this condition can lead to tooth sensitivity, cavities and even tooth breakage.
Using Strong Products
You may be overindulging in the mouth rinse or using the wrong shop-bought whitening paste to lighten your smile. These products can be very hard on teeth when not used correctly or if the ingredients are not right for your oral health profile.
Dental cavities start small and cannot always be seen with the naked eye. When a cavity is left untreated, it may cause sensitivity.
In some cases, a root infection requiring root canal therapy is necessary to combat ongoing and increased tooth sensitivity.
Preventing Tooth Sensitivity
It is crucial to visit your Katoomba dentist regularly for dental exams and teeth cleans. Your dentist can uncover the reason or reasons for your tooth sensitivity and treat or advise accordingly. And your dental cleaning may help prevent enamel damage, cavities, and root infections that can lead to tooth sensitivity.
Are You Ready to Arrange Your Next Check-Up?
If you have tooth sensitivity, or if it is time for your routine exam and teeth clean, we encourage your call.