Have you ever been worried about biting into your favorite snack because you were worried that it could hurt? Have you ever hesitated to smile because you thought the wind might trigger your sensitive teeth? If so, you may understand that having sensitive teeth can be extremely unpleasant, but do you know what you may be able to do to avoid this sensitivity?
In reality, there are a few things you should know about sensitivity. For example, had you heard that your teeth are actually made of several layers? The first layer is known as your enamel, which is one of the hardest substances in your body. Your enamel actually protects your teeth. Dentin, which is the next layer of your teeth, is a soft layer that carries temperatures to the center of your teeth. If your dentin is exposed, you might experience discomfort because your dentin will carry these temperature signals to your nerves.
Sadly, your dentin may be exposed if your enamel is damaged, which could be caused by a number of issues. For instance, teeth grinding, a loose filling, gum recession, and unfilled cavities could all weaken your enamel. If you are dealing with sensitive teeth, we recommend contacting us so we can discuss your options with you.
To learn more about coping with sensitive teeth in Mesquite, Texas, we invite you to contact Texas Teeth at 972-270-2062. Our dentist, Dr. Scharla Collins, and our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have and to help you cope with your sensitive teeth. We’re eager to receive your call.