Are You A Sensitive Person?

Lexington Dentist Solves Your Sensitivity

Are you a sensitive person? And no, your Lexington dentist doesn’t necessarily mean “emotional,” but are you one of the millions of the population that suffer from teeth sensitivity?

This ache that is brought on typically by food and beverages that are too cold, too hot, sweet or sour is more common than you may think. It is estimated that about half of the world’s population deals with teeth sensitivity at some point in their lives.

Since it is such as common issue, today your Lexington dentist will be reviewing causes, triggers and potential solutions to sensitive teeth.

Two of the things that seem to go hand and hand when it comes to sensitive teeth are the original causes and the ultimate triggers of pain. So if you are not yet feeling the ache, you may want to put down that sugary, hot coffee and think the following over first.

Sensitive teeth are caused by a long-term exposure to sugars and acids in the mouth. These two components can wear away the enamel of the teeth, the protective layer, and then put microscopic holes into the structure of the teeth that can permeate to the center.

At the center of our teeth are nerves- and they are what feel and translate the pains in our mouth. When a hot/cold/etc. item then enters through these little caverns and come into contact with the nerve- instant and sustained pain can be the result.

So that hot cup of coffee we mentioned before? Or that freezing cold mound of ice cream you plan on having later? Both can not only cause damage with their sugary and acidic contents, but in-fact trigger your pain after the initial harm is done.

But what about solutions? Many sensitive teeth toothpastes and gels are available on the market, but these usually just hide the pain by including some sort of oral numbing agent in their ingredient list. One of the main, and only ways, you could get to the true root of your pain and treat it is by setting an appointment with your Lexington dentist and taking it from there.

You can schedule this appointment by calling our office today at (859) 266-2570.

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