Dentist Orland Park, Palos Heights, Palos Park, Lockport What's Behind Your Sensitive Teeth?

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Teeth sensitivity is one of the most common forms of oral pain that not only the patients of your Palos Heights dentist deal with, but that all people deal with. In fact, it is estimated that at least half of the world’s population suffers from teeth sensitivity at some point in their lives. In order to better understand why a sip of something too hot, cold, sweet or sour can make your mouth ache for relief, today we will be discussing what is behind your sensitive teeth.


To first understand how our teeth hurt from the above triggers and more, it is important to know why it happens in the first place.


At the center of all of our teeth are nerves. Over time, acids and sugars eat away at the enamel of the teeth first- lowering the level of protection available, and slowly making their way to the middle. Microscopic holes are formed by these acids that provide clear access for substances to come in contact with the nerves…which is neither normal nor wanted.


Some of the substances that can be causing this damage? Turns out they can be the very things that may trigger your tooth pain too.


The hot cup of coffee. The cold bowl of ice cream. The sugars and acids in these not only could have helped along that initial wear, but also can have you in pain after consumption as well.


But isn’t there a substantial product line and various companies dedicated to creating sensitive teeth solutions?


Well yes, there are- but their impact is debatable.


Most of the store bought toothpastes, gels, mouthwashes and more that are supposed to take care of your sensitivity really just mask the pain. They usually contain some sort of oral numbing agent that lowers the amount of pain right away, but isn’t the overall solution.


One of the best and most effective ways to solve your sensitive teeth pain? Call your Palos Heights dentist and schedule an appointment to assess and then treat it today.


You can contact us at (708) 403-9848.