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Sensitivity: Causes and Treatments

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Sensitivity: Causes and Treatments


Sometimes consumption of hot or cold foods can elicit sensitivity. Many people experience tenderness in their teeth during intake of any hot or cold foods. This condition is called sensitivity. Have you ever asked your dentist Newmarket about causes of sensitivity?

Causes of sensitivity

Our tooth comprises of three layers above the gums: enamel, cementum, and dentin. Enamel is the hardest layer, which protects the layers underneath it. The enamel of our teeth wears away with time, and similarly cementum too. When enamel and cementum recedes, it exposes the dentin. Dentin is the least dense layer among all the three. It consists of various tubes that lead to our gums. Once dentin is exposed, whatever we eat trickles down to our gums through the tubes present in dentin and hence we start experiencing sensitivity in our teeth.

The causes of thinning of enamel can include: aggressive brushing, acidic foods, over use of whitening products, tooth decay and cavities.

Treatment of sensitivity

At home:  Sensitivity can be treated at home also. A lot of anti-sensitivity products are available in the market, which helps to protect the crown of our teeth like desensitizing toothpastes. Your Newmarket dentist can prescribe you fluoride gel which is also good for curing sensitivity issues.

At dental office (In-office treatment):  You can get your cavities filled up at dental clinic Newmarket. Your dentist can perform a root canal therapy for a permanent solution or can place an artificial crown over your teeth.

If you are facing sensitivity issues and you have to abstain from consumption of your favourite ice-cream then it can be very disheartening sometimes. Do not avoid the problems of sensitivity and visit your dentist regularly, in this way you can enjoy every food you love. For more information about dentist office Newmarket, visit or call on 905-895-8031.


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