Sensitive Teeth

 

We often see many individuals who suffer from sensitive teeth in Brookfield. Sensitive teeth, also known as "dentin hypersensitivity," refers to the pain an individual feels when their teeth and gums come into contact with something very cold or very hot, such as coffee or ice cream.

Extreme hot and cold temperatures can cause your teeth to expand and contract. After many years, it is possible for microscopic cracks to develop, allowing the heat or the cold to pass through these cracks and come into contact with the nerves. With over 45 million adults in the United States experiencing this pain, it is no wonder we treat a lot of individuals with sensitive teeth in Brookfield.

Sensitive teeth typically occurs when the dentin, the underlying layer of your teeth, becomes exposed. Gum disease is another cause of sensitive teeth, as well as grinding your teeth, or even improper brushing technique or the use of abrasive toothpaste!

If you have sensitive teeth in Brookfield, speak to your dentist about your brushing and the toothbrush and toothpaste your are using, as well as possible treatments that can help alleviate the pain.