Why are my teeth sensitive?

Some teeth are sensitive because of cracks, fractures, or decay.

Others are because of gum recession, toothbrush abrasion, and gum disease. If the gums recede and the root surface of a tooth is exposed, there is a good chance that the tooth will be more sensitive to cold, air, and even touching or brushing. This recession of the gum line allows the underlying dentin to show through, which gives food and water easier access to your tooth’s sensitive nerve, causing pain.

This can be improved with fluoride, gels, filings or crowns. To manage your discomfort, there are a number of toothpastes, gels and even some dental procedures that can be applied. Speak to us in more detail if you have very sensitive teeth.

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