Tooth Sensitivity most often occurs when the dentin the layer underneath the tooth's enamel (which covers the crown) and cementum (which covers the tooth's root below the gum line; see illustration)- becomes exposed, often as a result of gum recession (from periodontal disease or aging for example),over aggressive brushing, tooth grinding, exposure to acids (from acidic foods or acid reflux), or other factors, incuding natural wear that occurs overtime.
If hot or cold foods make you wince, you may have a common dental problem— sensitive teeth. Sensitivity in your teeth can happen for several reasons, including
- Tooth decay (cavities)
- Fractured teeth
- Worn fillings
- Gum disease
- Worn tooth enamel
- Exposed tooth root
Sensitive teeth can be treated. Specially in Butterfly dental Care an alternative treatment based on the cause of your sensitivity. Proper oral hygiene is the key to preventing sensitive-tooth pain.