Sensitive teeth are caused by the wearing away of the outer, protective layer of our teeth called the enamel, which covers the crown, as well as the cementum which covers the roots. When this happens, it exposes the inner layer of our teeth called the dentin. The problem is that the dentin is a soft layer of our teeth that consists of thousands of tiny tubes that have extremely sensitive nerve endings running through them. These nerve endings meet at a center called the pulp. These nerve endings are very sensitive to foods and drinks that are too sweet, too cold or too hot, which is why you feel pain when you eat them. Other things that can cause sensitive teeth are using a hard bristled toothbrush, gum diseases, tooth decay, highly acidic foods, grinding your teeth, excessive us of tooth whitening products and harsh mouth wash. In order to reduce tooth sensitivity your Mexico dentist maybe they recommend you to try a few of these things:
• Use a soft bristled tooth brush to brush your teeth, and also floss regularly. Make sure you clean every area that your tooth brush can reach concerning your teeth.
• Use toothpaste that is specifically manufactured to deal with sensitive teeth. Make sure the toothpaste is fluoridated and not tartar controlled. There are several brands available, you have to try a few to find out which one works for you.
• Also rather use fluoridated mouth wash, as this is not too harsh on your teeth.
• Try not to eat and drink things that are highly acidic.
• Stop grinding your teeth and in the case where you grind them unconsciously whilst sleeping, try and put a mouth guard when you sleep.
• Make sure you are visiting your dentist on a regular basis, for at least once every 6 months.
• If the sensitivity gets too excessive, see your dentist as soon as possible.