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See how your Age Affects Tooth Sensitivity

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As you’ve gotten older, have you experienced tooth sensitivity? This is a popular problem but you don’t need to suffer with sensitive teeth. Visit an affordable dentist and discover trusted tips to help you relieve and reduce sensitivity.

The Distress of Tooth Sensitivity

Have you experienced a sudden sharp stinging or painful sensation when eating, drinking, breathing cold air, or simply brushing your teeth? This is called tooth sensitivity and this sensation can last for a moment or linger over time. The condition is very common and is experienced by more than 40 million adults. The best way to soothe your sensitivity is to have an affordable dentist get to the root of the problem because sensitive teeth can have a number of causes, including:

  • Erosion of tooth enamel, which can sometimes be a problem after a bout of vomiting
  • Too-aggressive tooth brushing
  • Not brushing or flossing enough
  • Gum recession that exposes the tooth’s underlying layer of dentin or the root of the tooth, which creates sensitivity
  • Frequent consumption of acidic foods and beverages
  • Teeth grinding
  • Smoking
  • Acid reflux
  • Diabetes, which can lead to gum to disease

Typical Age for Sensitive Teeth

Tooth sensitivity can occur at any age, but research shows that it’s frequently felt between the ages of 20 and 50, with the most cases occurring from age 30 to 40. This is sometimes attributed to the fact that adults are more likely to have receding gums, a common cause of sensitive teeth. And since time results in more wear and tear on tooth enamel, this increases the likelihood of sensitivity among adults.

Remedies for Tooth Sensitivity

Luckily, an affordable dentist can easily treat sensitive teeth or help you avoid the problem entirely. To try to head off this pain altogether, follow these three tips:

  1. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid enamel and gum erosion.
  2. Brush and floss gently to prevent erosion of gums and tooth enamel.
  3. Select a non-abrasive or desensitizing toothpaste to protect tooth enamel.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Center City Philadelphia, call Gentle Dental of Center City today at (215) 941-5634 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Center City Philadelphia. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Center City, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Center City.

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