Monday, June 1, 2015

What causes tooth sensitivity?

TIME Magazine does an excellent job of reviewing the causes of tooth sensitivity in the article below, which quotes a fellow Cleveland dentist:

http://time.com/3889122/sensitive-teeth/

I would also include persistent clenching and grinding as a cause of tooth sensitivity. Under a lot of stress? Notice your teeth have become more sensitive? It might be time to talk to your dentist about a night guard or splint, which protects the teeth from clenching and grinding activity.

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  1. I am a terrible bruxor and have to sleep with a night guard every night. I've noticed that my teeth are especially sensitive to the cold. It can be very important to get a night guard if you grind your teeth at night because it will do extensive damage to your teeth over time. Talk to your dentist and they should be able to make one for you. http://www.centerforsleeptmj.com/general-and-cosmetic.html

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