What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

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Do you struggle to enjoy your morning coffee or late-night ice cream without experiencing pain? If so, you are not alone. Having sensitive teeth is very common among adults, and there are many possible causes. To help you understand more about sensitive teeth, Dr. Jeremy Johnson here at Monroe Smiles in Monroe, Washington, has provided you with this article about sensitive teeth.

Sensitive teeth occur when your tooth enamel becomes too thin or compromised in any way. Oftentimes, sensitive teeth are a warning sign to seek dental treatment right away. Possible causes include cavities, worn out fillings, worn down tooth enamel, an exposed root of a tooth, or a cracked or fractured tooth. Many of these conditions can be treated by visiting your dentist.

Sensitive teeth can also happen from too much exposure to over-the-counter teeth-whitening products. In fact, overexposure could result in damaging the enamel on your teeth, which can also cause pain from some of your favorite snacks and drinks.

If you suffer from sensitive teeth, seek help today by calling our office at 360-799-5348 for an appointment. Our dental team is happy to give you an appointment, so we can give you a checkup and find out what the cause of your sensitive teeth is.