If you’ve been experiencing tooth sensitivity to hot and cold foods or drinks, it’s not something to ignore. Sensitive teeth can be a sign of an underlying dental issue that treatment. Here are some common reasons your teeth may be sensitive:

  • Increased Wear & Tear: The hard outer layer of your teeth is called enamel. Over time, it can wear down from a variety of habits, such as aggressive brushing, too many acidic foods and drinks, teeth grinding or clenching habits, and more. 
  • Gum Recession: Your gums keep your teeth in place and ensure the health of your whole mouth. Receding gums cause root surfaces to become exposed, leaving them vulnerable to sensitivity from temperature extremes or acids. 
  • Cracked Teeth: Cracks and chips in your teeth can also cause sensitivity by creating pathways for triggers to reach the inner nerve. Even a small cavity or crack needs prompt treatment to prevent further damage and pain.

Regardless of the cause, sensitive teeth should not be ignored as the problem will likely worsen without treatment. We wanted to share a video that shows you what is happening when you are experiencing sensitive teeth: 

The best way to identify the culprit and get relief is to schedule an appointment with our team. We can identify your mouth and address any underlying conditions. Don’t let sensitive teeth persist – make an appointment today to finally get some relief!

Call Boulder Dental Designs today at 303-816-3863 for an appointment in Boulder, CO. You can also make an appointment online.