Everything You Need to Know About the Causes of Sensitive Teeth


Do you have sensitive teeth? If so, you may be part of the majority. Many of our patients express discomfort related to temperature sensitivity.

Whether your teeth are sensitive to hot, cold, acid, sugar, brushing or flossing, you don’t have to suffer.

Below we’ve compiled some causes of sensitive teeth along with ways to prevent and treat sensitive teeth, thanks to the ADA, Colgate and more.

Why do I have sensitive teeth?

Causes of sensitive teeth for many is largely attributed to trauma, decay, genetics, diet, or hygiene habits.

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° Tooth decay and cavities
°Fractured, cracked or chipped teeth
° Worn fillings or enamel
° Gum disease or infection
° Exposed tooth root
° Bruised tooth nerves from a recent procedure (temporary)
° Over-brushing
° Teeth grinding
° Acidic foods

Keep in mind, your teeth may be sensitive in general and these things trigger the pain or exasperate the discomfort. For most people, tooth sensitivity is caused and worsened by a combination of these things.

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