McKnight Signature Dental
Boutique-Style Dentistry in Leawood, KS

Why are my teeth sensitive?

Tooth sensitivity can arise for multiple reasons. The most common reason we see is due to root exposure. Throughout your mouths lifespan, you can lose supporting structures, bone and gums, around your tooth. As your bone and gums recede it exposes the roots of your teeth. Your roots are more porous allowing for sweet and hot/cold sensitivity to reach your nerve easier.

Preventing Teeth Sensitivity

You may be asking now “How can I prevent and treat tooth sensitivity?” First and foremost, regularly visit the dentist. Keep your professional cleanings to ensure healthy support of your teeth. Secondly, if you develop this pain start using a sensi-relief toothpaste. Sometimes applying a coating of fluoride helps clog those pores. Talk to your clinician about what products are best for you. It is important to consult with a dentist to rule out any underlying infection.

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