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Extremely Sensitive Teeth
Sensitive teeth: Have a dentist determine the cause of YOUR sensitive as the causes are many. Your dentist can then go over treatment options to reduce or eliminate the sensitivity. There is no one general cause nor one general remedy. ...Read more
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If you haven't had a dental exam and treatment in a while this is the thing to so first. Untreated decay can cause sensitivity. Gum recession, grinding or clenching, infections, are some other things to talk to your dentist about.
Toothpaste for sensitive teeth can help somewhat with minor problems. ...Read more
What should I do about my extremely sensitive teeth? So, I've been taking good care of my teeth, but lately my teeth have become super sensitive, it hurts to bite down on soft items. What can I do about it?
Well, it depends on why they are sensitive.
Do you have cavities? Is there bone loss? Are your gums inflammed? Do you grind your teeth?
These are questions you cannot answer yourself. A check-up and examination by a dentist will answer these questions, diagnose your problem, and find a solution. This can only be done with a physical exam, not over the internet, sight unseen.
Hope this helps. ...Read more
Avoid eating foods that stain teeth- coffee, teas, blueberries, cherries, colas etc.
Eating foods like apples, broccoli, carrots, can help to remove stains. Be cautious with "whitening toothpastes" because while they don't have any active ingredients to whiten your teeth, they are more abrasive and can make your teeth sensitive, and ultimately darker as they remove the enamel ...Read more
See your dentist: Could be anything from general sensitivity to gum recession ...Read more
Brushing too hard: Few things can thinout the enamel or break it causing exposure of the second layer or dentin. When dentin is exposed lots of sensitivity is experienced specially to light touch and air or cold air or water. Thinning or abrasion of enamel is caused by 1. Brushing too hard, 2. Using a hard brush 3. Grinding of teeth causing chipping of enamel at the gum area. ...Read more
Very common: Problem. The pain of sensitive teeth can be managed with a few simple home remedies. Use Sensodyne tooth paste. Avoid using hard-bristled toothbrushes and avoid hard foods. Also avoid or limit acidic items like sodas, tomatoes, oranges and lemons. Visit your dentist 2 X per year for cleaning and prophylaxis. ...Read more
Prevident : Don't chew ice-this causes cracks in your teeth which cause sensitivty. Avoid whitening toothpastes and mouthrinses. Visit a dentist to fix cavities and treat gum disease. If you are still sensitive, the dentist can prescribe a toothpaste called prevident that you use at night after brushing your teeth. You will brush and spit but do not rinse-allow the paste to soak into your teeth. ...Read more
Elder sensitivity: See you dental professional. Most elders have scoured their teeth for years. They used stiff brushes, hard pressure than light was better and too much paste. They may have stomach acid reflux too. As the late "Betty Davis" said,"Getting old ain't for sissies". Help them best you can. My Best BD. ...Read more
Sensitive teeth: The pain of sensitive teeth can be managed with a few simple home remedies. Use Sensodyne tooth paste. Avoid using hard-bristled toothbrushes and avoid hard foods. Also avoid or limit acidic items like sodas, tomatoes, oranges and lemons. Visit your dentist 2 X per year for cleaning and prophylaxis. ...Read more
A telephone: Call your Dentist for an examination. At 20 you shouldn't have sensitive teeth. Have your Dentist determine the cause (gum recession, cavities, fractures or abfractures, pernicious habits like grinding/clenching, malocclusion, damage from eating disorder, damage from drug use, systemic disease, neurological impairment, etc.) Once cause is determined, proper treatment can be administered. ...Read more
Tooth sensitivity: Is due to the exposure of dentin, the part of the tooth which covers the nerve. The common causes are the result of worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots. Other factors, such as a cavity, a cracked or chipped tooth, gum disease or a side effect of a dental procedure. The best way to find out why a tooth is sensitive is to have dental professional examine you and treat. ...Read more
Very Common Problem: The common causes are the result of worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots. Other factors, such as a cavity, a cracked or chipped tooth, gum disease or a side effect of a teeth grinding. The best way to find out why a tooth is sensitive is to have dentist examine you. ...Read more
Recession: If you have healthy gums and do not have dental caries (decay), then most likely your sensitivity is from exposed dental root surfaces resulting from gum recession. Even slight recession can cause great sensitivity. ...Read more
Some more than other: Yes some people will have more sensitive than others. Diet is the major cause. Most foods are acidic Do a web search to see the biggest offenders. Most tooth pastes TP are very abrasive. Use a gel or a baking soda base TP. This minimizes the abrasion affect. Use as minimal amount of TP to get the job done. About 1/2 the size of a pencil eraser tip. See you DDS for more help. ...Read more
No quick fix: From a durability stand point there is no quick fix. From a sensitivity stand point there are desensitizing toothpastes. If you want durability I would first look at the condition of your teeth. Do you grind your teeth? Did you have braces? How is your occlusion? Do you have periodontal issues? I have more questions but limited here. A treatment plan would be next. ...Read more
Loose teeth: Are typically those that are mobile (moving) secondary to gum / none (periodontal) disease. They can also be loose as a result of an accident. Sensitive teeth are those that respond to a stimulus -- hot, cold, sweet, pressure etc. Sometimes, loose teeth can also be sensitive due to advanced gum disease. Best to see a dds for an evaluation, treatment and oh instructions. ...Read more
Gum disease : Loose teeth in the mouth is a sure sign that periodontal disease has been active for a while. If untreated the loose teeth are going to drop out of your mouth one at a time. The good news that it is possible to stop the bacteria responsible for gum disease and to recover from having loose teeth. See your dentist for exam, x-rays and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Vague: Not sure what you mean by clenching teeth with loud noise, unless you are making that sound when clenching. You should see a dentist asap to deal with the clenching to avoid more sensitivity, chipped and broken teeth, periodontal disease, loose teeth and other problems. ...Read more
Many Causes: Decay, grinding, cervical erosion or a combination of all three so see your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Visibly -: If you notice the gum has receded at the neck if the tooth, then you are seeing exposed root surface. Gingival recession is sadly very common for a host if reasons. Sensitivity is often secondary to gum recession. Best to be seen by your dentist. ...Read more
Probably not: Depends on the source. Very common after orthodontics (even decades before), deep fillings, gum disease and treatment for it. Only real prevention is to not get older or dentures. As you age, the nerve can 'recede' down the root and decrease sensitivity. Until then: 1. Abstinence. 2. Desens toothpaste. 3. See dentist for sealer, laser therapy, root canal treatment or extraction in that order. ...Read more
Whitening at dentist: Whitening at the dentist is the best option. The dentist can tailor your whitening trays or in office bleaching to block out areas that might be sensitive. They also have other products such as potassium nitrate that they can apply to your teeth to make them less sensitive. ...Read more
Tartness or acidity:
Tamarind is a bitter fruit from the african tamarind tree.
It is used as a spice in cooking. You may have a sensitivity to the tamarind fruit or the tartness (acidity) may cause the sensitivity. ...Read more
Tooth sensitivity: Regardless of the cause, can result from the loss of the protective enamel on your teeth. Once the enamel is damaged, sugary foods, hot or cold beverages, or other acid irritants (eg lemon) have easier access to the nerve center of your teeth, which can cause sharp and shooting pain. See your dentist to fix this problem. ...Read more