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Sensitive Teeth: Common Causes and Solutions

"Everything you need to know about teeth sensitivity - The good, the bad and the ugly."



There are probably over a dozen of reasons as to why our teeth become sensitive. Just know one thing, the inside of your mouth is being exposed to something from the outside world.


Our teeth are, for the most part, made up of dentin. Dentine is filled with tubules rife that have sensitive endings. Our tooth enamel blocks of dentin, however, with time our tooth enamel wears off exposing this dentin – the delicates insides of our teeth.


When this happens, our teeth become prone to sensitivity.


If you are wondering what the top major causes for teeth sensitivity are, we have listed a few for you:


  • Teeth Whitening

  • Receding Gums

  • Brushing too hard

  • Acidic Foods



However, there may be more serious underlying conditions and these require attention and need to be discussed with your dentist. At Willow West Dental in Guelph, Ontario, our dentists will assess the teeth sensitivity situation and provide you with the best treatment or remedy plan to aid in healing.


Here are some tips from our dental office to help with teeth sensitivity:


  • Use a tooth-sensitive tooth paste

  • Use a soft tooth brush

  • Try to avoid foods with high acidity

  • Use a fluoride mouthwash on a daily basis

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