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5 Reasons Why Your Teeth Are Sensitive Marietta, GA

5 Reasons Why Your Teeth Are Sensitive

Do you dread that first bite of ice cream because it makes your teeth hurt? Perhaps your tooth sensitivity is so severe that even a cold wind against your teeth makes you wince. Tooth sensitivity is a common dental problem that should never be ignored. Most of the time, you are experiencing actual nerve pain when your teeth come in contact with something too hot or cold. When the enamel on your teeth has been worn down, you have lost some of the natural protective layer your tooth has over the dentin layer and its nerve center. Sensitive teeth can be caused by a number of factors. Here are just 5 common reasons that could be causing you to avoid the food or drinks you love:

  1. Brushing Too Hard
    Harder is not always better when it comes to brushing your teeth. You can actually wear down your tooth enamel by brushing too vigorously. Try lightening up a bit as well changing to a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  2. Too Much Acidic Foods
    Acidic foods and drinks (such as citrus fruits) penetrate your tooth enamel more easily. Choose foods that are lower in acidity to prevent painful meals.
  3. A Tooth Grinding Habit
    It could be that your evidence of tooth sensitivity is an indication you are grinding your teeth, either during the day or while you sleep. Your dentist can offer you a mouth guard to prevent this bad dental habit that is wrecking your teeth.
  4. Whitening Toothpaste
    Whitening your teeth with isn’t a bad thing, but it could be the cause of your sensitive teeth. Some people are more sensitive to the tooth-whitening chemicals added to many over-the-counter toothpaste brands. Consider switching your toothpaste to see if your condition improves. A whiter smile may not be worth the extra pain.
  5. Receding Gums
    Receding gums can be a sign of gum disease or simply a commonality that comes with age. Regardless of the cause, if receding gums are making your teeth sensitive, you need to see your dentist for treatment.

Your dentist can properly diagnose your tooth sensitivity and treat your problem at its source. There is no reason to endure discomfort and pain when it comes to your teeth. Gilreath Family Dentistry helps patients with a wide variety of treatments for teeth sensitivity. Your solution may be as simple as adding an enamel strengthening toothpaste to your oral hygiene routine.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

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The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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