If you have experienced pain while eating food or drinking hot or cold beverages, or while brushing your teeth, you may be well aware that you have sensitive teeth. Some people have suffered with a high degree of tooth sensitivity for years without really knowing what the problem could be. While it can be common when drinking anything hot or cold, if your tooth sensitivity lasts beyond a couple of seconds, you may want to consider speaking with a dentist. Contact Dr. Whitmore in Plano, Texas to request a consultation today.
Common Causes of Sensitivity
Sensitive teeth may be cause by one or more of the following reasons:
Because your tooth enamel protects the sensitive nerves and cells in your teeth, if you have eroded enamel or receding gums, layers of your teeth can become exposed and sensitivity or pain can be the result.
What to do about Tooth Sensitivity
The best thing you can do to prevent tooth sensitivity is to practice good oral hygiene to avoid gum disease or tooth decay. Keep your dental cleaning visits, but also come in to see Dr. Whitmore in between these if your sensitivity has become extremely uncomfortable. Dr. Whitmore can diagnose the cause and give you options for treatment.
If you are concerned about what is causing your tooth sensitivity, contact Janet or Rachel at Whitmore Dental to arrange a consultation by calling Whitmore Dental at 877-779-4486. We are conveniently located at 5932 West Parker Road, Suite 600, Plano, TX 75093.