Sensitive Teeth? 6 Reasons Why
Why You have sensitive teeth? Causes
There can be a lot of reason why your teeth have grown sensitive. Some, you might got wind of why but there are a lot more reasons that you could have prevented the discomfort of sensitive teeth if you only knew it.
Here are six probable causes why you have sensitive teeth
1. Mouthwash. Mouthwashes are great and they are made for a reason; to have a refreshing breath. However, if you overdo it, they are not so great for your teeth and mouth. This is because they contain acids that can make your teeth sensitive. Best to ask for your dentist’s recommendation for a mouthwash that has neutral fluoride content if you are prone to sensitive teeth.
2. Foods with high acid content. Too much consumption of foods with high acid contents such as tomatoes and other fruit juices leads to enamel erosion making them thinner. In the process, your dentin will be exposed causing teeth sensitivity. It is best to consume acidic food at minimum and when you do eat these foods, drink water to rinse your mouth. Eating cheese can also neutralize the acids so it is best to consume some after meals.
3. Teeth bleaching or whitening. Whitening products, even in your toothpaste, can cause enamel erosion that will eventually expose your teeth’s dentin causing sensitive teeth. It is best to use soft bristles toothbrush and toothpaste with natural ingredients so that you don’t aggravate your teeth sensitivity as abrasive toothpastes do.
4. Teeth grinding. This otherwise called bruxism often happens