Dental Insurance: Misunderstood and Misrepresented
August 6, 2016
October 9, 2017
About 40 million adults in the United States have experienced tooth sensitivity, according to the Academy of American Dentistry. There are many reasons for tooth sensitivity to occur, so it’s important to ask your dentist to diagnose the reason for your specific pain.
Under the enamel teeth are made up of a material called dentin, which is filled with many small nerve endings. According to the American Dental Association, dentin sensitivity occurs when dentin becomes vulnerable from a decrease in the enamel covering the dentin from outside irritants. With the decrease in enamel, nerve endings can become exposed to foods that cause tooth sensitivity such as those that are very hot or very cold.
Sensitive teeth can be caused by erosion, decay, gum recession, grinding and other daily exposures. By talking to your dentist and describing your specific symptoms he or she will be able to treat the specific cause. Make an appointment with us today, so you can continue to eat all the foods you love, without worrying about the pain they might cause.