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Reasons Your Teeth Might Be More Sensitive as You Get Older

Posted on 6/7/2021 by Ranches Family Dental
Reasons Your Teeth Might Be More Sensitive as You Get OlderHaving sensitive teeth may mean that you are experiencing tingling or discomfort while eating or drinking certain foods. We eat and drink many times a day, so experiencing tooth sensitivity can have a significant impact. There are many reasons someone might be experiencing tooth sensitivity, but it is also possible that it is simply because of age. Consider how many times you eat and drink in a day and then recognize that teeth get older as we get older as well.

Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity happens when dentinal tubules are exposed. This can happen because of wear on the enamel, which usually occurs with age. This can happen with receding gums, as this allowed more dentinal tubule exposure as well. A receding gum line can be common with age. Although there is wear and tear on our teeth and gums as we age, there are many ways to prevent tooth sensitivity with the proper care of your teeth.

Sensitivity Prevention

Oral hygiene can increase the chances of sensitivity if you brush with a lot of pressure or use toothpastes that have abrasive. In order to prevent tooth sensitivity is important to brush with soft bristles and brush in a circular motion without applying too much pressure. This helps protect the enamel from wearing down. There are many sensitive toothpastes that are made to be less abrasive on the teeth.

Sensitive teeth are common in adults of all ages, and sometimes a change in the hygiene routine or the type of product you use can make all the difference. If you have questions about how to prevent tooth sensitivity or are experiencing significant discomfort related to tooth sensitivity, please give our office a call and schedule your appointment with our friendly staff today.
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