What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

//What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity affects an estimated 40 million people in the United States alone [1]. Tooth sensitivity almost always boils down to tooth enamel damage, in which tooth enamel is either injured or worn away over time.

When tooth enamel is gone, it exposes dentin, the softer layer underneath. Dentin has small, tube-like structures that carry the temperatures from what we eat or drink directly to the nerves at the center of the tooth, which results in sensitivity.

Enamel is designed to protect your teeth, but when your tooth or tooth enamel has been damaged, sensitivity can be one of the first signs that something’s wrong. Here are the top causes of tooth sensitivity!

An article by Dr. Nhien Lu. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

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Dr. Lu has built a reputation as a leading dentist in family, cosmetic and restorative dentistry and emergency dentist serving Northern Virginia.

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