Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Do You Have Sensitive Teeth?

Tooth sensitivity can affect one or more teeth and it’s most common when you eat or drink something hot, cold, sweet, or sour. Sometimes even a breath of cold air can set it off. Fortunately, sensitive teeth can be treated. Depending on the cause, our doctors at Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center may suggest that you try desensitizing toothpaste, which contains compounds that help block sensation traveling from the tooth surface to the nerve.

Tooth sensitivity is caused by the movement of fluid within tiny tubes located in the dentin (the layer of tissue found beneath the hard enamel that contains the inner pulp), which results in nerve irritation. When the hard enamel is worn down or gums have receded, causing the tiny tube surfaces to be exposed, pain can be caused by exposing your teeth to different temperatures and acidities. Proper oral hygiene is the key to preventing sensitive tooth pain. Ask our doctors if you have any questions about your daily oral hygiene routine or concerns about tooth sensitivity.

If are experiencing tooth sensitivity, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at the practice, visit for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center in Philadelphia, PA, call 215-279-1193.

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