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Debunking Common Myths About Teeth Sensitivity

Posted on 9/11/2023 by Thomas Plunkett DMD
Debunking Common Myths About Teeth SensitivityAnybody can be affected by tooth sensitivity. Various things can cause teeth sensitivity, such as acidic foods, grinding teeth, and brutally brushing your teeth. Unfortunately, several myths surrounding teeth sensitivity can lead to misunderstandings and improper dental care. Here are the common debunking myths about teeth sensitivity:

Teeth Sensitivity Doesn't Have a Cure

Contrary to popular belief, you can manage teeth sensitivity and, in some cases, treat it effectively. Several dental products and procedures might help lessen sensitivity, even if there might not be one that works for everyone. You should schedule an appointment with the dentist to identify the underlying reason for your sensitivity and create an effective treatment plan.

Only Cavities Cause Teeth Sensitivity

Although cavities can contribute to tooth sensitivity, they are not the only cause. Gum recession, enamel erosion, tooth grinding, cracked teeth, or gum disease can cause teeth sensitivity.

These conditions can expose the underlying dentin layer of the tooth, which contains microscopic tubules that lead to the tooth's nerve center, causing sensitivity. You should understand that teeth sensitivity can have multiple causes, and proper diagnosis by a dental professional is essential for effective treatment.

It's Normal To Experience Tooth Sensitivity If You Eat Hot Or Cold Food

While some sensitivity to hot, cold, or sour foods is relatively common, it is not considered normal or healthy. Sensitivity to extreme temperatures or acidic foods can indicate underlying dental problems such as enamel erosion, gum recession, or tooth decay.

Ignoring the symptoms or assuming it is a normal occurrence can lead to further damage and complications. Seeking dental advice and treatment can help address the root cause of the sensitivity and prevent other oral health issues.

Teeth Sensitivity Is A Minor Dental Problem

You should not dismiss teeth sensitivity as a minor dental problem. Creating discomfort and limiting your capacity to enjoy particular meals and beverages can drastically lower your quality of life. Also, teeth sensitivity can indicate an underlying dental issue that requires attention. Ignoring or neglecting sensitivity can lead to further damage and potential complications. For you to learn the truth about teeth sensitivity, visit our dentist.

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