Why Do Most Teeth Become More Sensitive As We Get Older?

As we age, our teeth become more sensitive. That is because the tooth enamel wears down over time and our gums usually recede. When this happens, the dentin on teeth is exposed, and more nerves or roots at the gum line are prevalent. As a result, sensitivity can become a problem.

What We Can Do About Recession Or Erosion

If you have a root or nerves showing because of recession, we may be able to use bonding to improve the looks of your smile and prevent further sensitivity. Maybe you have dentin that is exposed or enamel that has worn away permanently. If so, we can use certain dental restorations to improve your smile and bring you some pain relief.

Taking Care Of Your Teeth As You Age

The older you get, the more sensitive teeth can become, especially if you don’t schedule regular dental visits with our office. To address issues with sensitivity, you should schedule an appointment for a cleaning and exam every six months. Also, don’t wait for your scheduled appointment if you notice that a tooth has suddenly become sensitive. Usually, this type of pain only gets worse. That is why you need to schedule an appointment with our office any time you have this kind of problem.

Give us a call if you are experiencing sensitivity. We are here to help you get rid of the pain. Be prepared to tell us when the pain occurs and if it happens when you are consuming certain foods or biting down. By giving us the details, we can find the best dental remedy for you.

Depending on your responses, we may recommend that you change your toothpaste to one that addresses sensitivity. We may also suggest a restoration that will lessen the pain. Again, give us a call today if you have a problem with this type of dental pain.