Do you feel pain from your favorite sweets or treats as you eat? If so, you may have sensitive teeth. Sensitive teeth is a common problem that can be treated. To help you understand how to manage it, it is essential to know the causes. That is why our dentist, Dr. Eliot Tokowitz with Sheffield Square Dental Care in Chicago, Illinois, is happy to talk with you about some possible causes of your sensitive teeth, so you can find out the best form of treatment for you.
If you have a cracked or fractured tooth, this can cause sensitive teeth. Tooth decay is also another option as to why your teeth hurt. Tooth decay eats away the enamel of your teeth, exposing the nerves or root of the teeth and could be causing you pain.
One of the most common reasons for sensitive teeth includes brushing too forcefully. If you brush hard with tough bristles, then you could be scratching away your tooth enamel. This can lead to painful sensitivity. Another common reason could be poor oral hygiene. If you do not brush and floss regularly, you are leaving your teeth exposed to bacteria and plaque that eat away your oral health. A great solution to get the best brush is using a Sonicare FlexCare Toothbrush. This amazing tool helps you get the best brush right along your gum line so you can get your best smile!
If you would like to learn about treatments to sensitive teeth, or if you feel it’s time for a dental checkup, please call 773-880-2310 today. Our dental experts are happy to discuss treatment options designed for your specific needs.