At our Camden High Street Dental Practice we are often asked what the most common cause of tooth sensitivity is and why some of the teeth, but not all, are subject to this sensitivity. Here are some of the questions we are asked.
It is unlikely that you would brush some teeth harder than others and cause sensitivity. What is more likely is that your bite is not even and you are putting pressure on certain teeth. We can evaluate your bite make any minor adjustments needed to make sure that the bite forces are distributed evenly over all the teeth. This should reduce or completely resolve the sensitivity and answer the question of why some teeth become sensitive.
These areas are called abfarction areas and are not caused by brushing too hard. The culprit of the sensitivity in this area, again, is an uneven bite that causes the enamel to wear away.
This will most likely be due to the fact that you have been grinding your teeth in your sleep either because of stress or because your teeth do not meet together properly. Another reason may be that your jaw joint is not working properly, having moved off the disc. We can investigate and advise you on this.
If you are finding a dentist because you want to talk about and understand the reasons that you have sensitive teeth, then we will be happy to make you an appointment to get to the root of the problem. Sensitive teeth can make life miserable and we will be able to show you how to relieve or completely resolve the problems that you are having with sensitivity.
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