sensitive smiles: here’s what causes sensitive teeth

Manage sensitivity by strengthening your enamel

Hot coffee, freezing cold ice cream – these beloved treats aren’t necessarily loved by everyone. If you cringe at the idea of them passing your lips because you can’t handle the sensations of hot and cold, it may be because your teeth are sensitive.

Sensitive teeth are actually super common, and can happen due to a range of causes. Don’t suffer in silence! Come to see us at smilogy, or check out our guide to what’s going on.

When your teeth lose some of their protective covering, it leaves them vulnerable and exposed. Your nerves can then become overly sensitive.

We won’t go into too much detail, but it’s typically something to do with your smile’s anatomy and the exposure of something called dentine.

what causes sensitive teeth?

Teeth sensitivity is sometimes known as dentine hypersensitivity or simply nerve irritation. When enamel or cementum wears away, you may start to struggle with foods at extreme temperatures, or when things are too sweet or acidic.

Foods can be the trigger for discomfort, but there are often dental problems behind it:

  • Worn enamel because of over brushing
  • Tooth decay
  • Worn fillings
  • Broken teeth
  • Receeding gums
  • Excessive teeth grinding
  • Post-treatment sensitivity (although this is temporary)

what can smilogy do for you?

If you’re seeking relief, we’re here to help! Just tell us what’s been going on and what helps, and what doesn’t.

Our Australian dentists will take a look and figure out what’s causing you issues. There is often a simple solution, such as fixing fillings and cavities. There are other treatments that we can do such as gum grafts if your gums are at the root of your problems.

We can also recommend treatments to manage sensitivity, including strengthening your enamel with gels and suggesting the right toothpaste.

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When it comes to sensitive teeth, our Australian dentists are on hand to help – Get in touch to book an appointment.
Dr Luke Cronin

Dr Luke Cronin

As a graduate of the University of Queensland (2000, 2013) and the University of Sydney (2006), Dr Cronin is one of Australia’s leading cosmetic dentists, specialising in creating stunning new smiles with cutting edge cosmetic dentistry techniques, including clear aligners, whitening and porcelain veneers.

Dr Cronin's work has been showcased in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and Elle magazine and in 2019 he was awarded Australasian Dentist of the Year by My Face My Body in 2019.

Acknowledged an expert in his field for segments on the Today Show and House of Wellness, Dr Cronin now offers his first-class cosmetic treatments and customer care at smilogy.

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