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Common Causes for Tooth Pain

April 22, 2019

Most of the time, tooth pain is often a result of having sensitive teeth. People who usually have highly acidic or sugar-filled diets are the first to complain about tooth sensitivity. This includes consuming sweets, coffee, teas and alcohol. Underneath your tooth’s enamel is a layer of dentin. When your tooth enamel wears down, the dentin of your tooth is exposed. The dentin has tubules that lead to the tooth’s pulp (where the nerves are). Once exposed, they are easily triggered by food or beverages that are hot and cold, signalling pain.

Sensitive teeth can also be caused by toothbrush abrasion. Brushing too hard or too often can cause your gums to recede and cause irreversible damage to your tooth’s structure. This is why it is important to use a toothbrush with soft bristles and brush gently.

Over the counter teeth whitening products are also known to cause some tooth sensitivity. In addition, teeth grinding can wear down tooth enamel causing tooth sensitivity as well. To relieve tooth pain caused by either of these habits, cut back on tooth whitening products and visit your dentist for further assistance.

Contact us at Toronto Beach Dental, located in the Toronto Beaches for assistance with tooth pain caused by tooth sensitivity! We are happy to help relieve any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing on your own.

-Dr. Jay Rabinovich

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