Exposed root dentin is one of the main causes of sensitive teeth, but what causes exposed dentin?
In our last blog, we discussed what some of the common causes of tooth sensitivity are. We learned that “exposed dentin” is the main reason an individual would experience sensitivity. So, you may now be wondering, what leads to exposed root dentin?
Poor Dental Hygiene
If you are not brushing and flossing at least twice per day, plaque can begin to build up resulting in gum recession and, ultimately, exposed root dentin.
If you grind your teeth, an issue known as bruxism, you can eventually wear away tooth enamel.
Citrus fruits, pickles, tomatoes, and tea can all cause erosion of your tooth enamel if you consume these foods and drinks regularly.
If you are brushing your teeth too aggressively it can thin your enamel.
There are many different reasons why a tooth can become sensitive. The first step in correcting this issue is to determine the cause.
If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity, be sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nichols to address the issue.