Dentists in Methuen Talk Some Sense into Your Mouth
On a fairly regular basis your dentists in Methuen treat patients that suffer from teeth sensitivity. As a matter of fact, it is estimated that about one half of the population of the entire world suffers from some sort of pain that is triggered by hot, cold, sweet, acidic or other factors, so it is more common than most people think.
While certain dietary choices, like many of the ones listed above, can act as triggers to provide the pain you feel- some may even be the original causes as well. Below we will be taking a look at some causes of teeth sensitivity and what one can do to stop that ache for good!
Nerve exposure in the mouth is the reason you feel the hurt when it comes to sensitive teeth. This is due to microscopic holes being made in the teeth overtime due to dietary and other home hygiene choices made (or not made) on a daily basis. As you eat foods high in sugar or that are very acidic, they build up and slowly wear away the enamel, the protective layer of the teeth. Coupling this corrosive potential with a poor at-home brushing and flossing routine and you are setting yourself up for some unpleasantness in the near future.
One way to prevent the unraveling of the enamel in the first place is to be mindful of your diet. That cup of coffee or orange juice you cannot simply take a sip of any longer because of the dire straits your mouth is in? Think about the levels of acid and sugar in those beverages and the amount of enamel eating bacteria they will create if you make them, and not properly cleaning, a priority. Choose foods and beverages that are lower in these detrimental attributes, or at least try to rinse with water and/or preferably, brush and floss after digestion to lower your risk.
All sorts of products, such as toothpastes and mouthwashes, are available on the market to help you with your sensitive teeth issue- but all they truly do is mask the pain. To resolve the issue, you have to get to the bottom of it.
Your dentists in Methuen are here to help you through any pains and will take any steps they can to diagnose and treat your teeth sensitivity. Call (978) 683-3343 to schedule an appointment with Methuen Cosmetic Dentistry today!