What causes teeth sensitivity, and how to avoid this
If your teeth suddenly became more susceptible to food and drink, do not leave this problem unattended. The first step is to figure out why there was discomfort when exposed to hot or cold food, what the risk is, how to deal with this unpleasant condition, and, of course, how to prevent it.
Sensitivity of teeth is primarily considered as pain that significantly affects the normal life. It should be noted that often the urban lifestyle of the typical male does not leave enough time for proper care. That is why the underlying problems suddenly emerge untimely.
Sensitivity of teeth arises as a result of the disruption of normal enamel layer, which provides the necessary protection. It may eventually become thin or break and leave the teeth unprotected. In this case if a man starts to eat his favorite hot coffee, or his usual cocktail of ice, the ends of the nerve cells (they are located in the dentin) immediately react and give impetus to the tooth nerve. That is why the pain appears.
Quite often we accelerate the process of destruction of enamel due to the following factors:
– Failure to meet rules of hygiene and cleaning teeth. Too intense brush movements, too stiff brush, toothpaste with the “aggressive” components (as a rule, a paste with whitening effect). Also, excessive use of mouth rinse can cause tooth sensitivity. Indeed, many mouth rinses contain acids that worsen the state to hypersensitivity. So, do not use them too often, or use the ones that are specially designed for sensitive teeth. And, of course, poor teeth brushing, especially after eating spicy, sweet and acidic foods leads to the destruction of enamel and tooth sensitivity;
– Malnutrition. Acidic foods in large quantities (fruits, juices, and so on) have particularly negative effect. Hot tea and coffee cause similar impact;
– The predisposition. This means the diseases that trigger a metabolic disorder, lack of calcium and other minerals. Additionally it can result from excess fluoride in the body. It is quite common in people living near the seashore. In this case, it is advisable to use a paste which does not contain fluorine;
– Some dental diseases: uncared cavities, tartar, periodontal disease, incorrectly set the seal;
– Excessive or low quality teeth whitening. Too frequent teeth whitening, teeth whitening in bad clinics that are “removing” the part of the enamel supposedly for the best effect;
– Bad habits: teeth grinding, smoking, excessive coffee, and tea. All this clearly weakens the “tooth protection.”