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Why Eating a Sweet Treat Could Cause Your Teeth to Hurt


Posted on 6/25/2017 by Lemond Hunter
A toothbrush with teeth sensitive toothpaste.
Sometimes when we eat, our teeth can end up sore. This tends to happen most often when we consume something very warm or very cold. Occasionally, however, it can also happen with something sweet.

This is all part of tooth sensitivity. When the enamel on your teeth gets worn down, you can have roots and nerves that are exposed to everything that goes into your mouth. This can mean that your sweet treats, leave you in tears.

What to Do About Sensitive Teeth

No matter what type of sensitivity you have, it can be painful. The best thing to do first is to have your dentist look at your teeth. They are going to need to get a really good look at your enamel, and see if there are any places that are eroded. If there are, they may need to help cover those areas.

Some dentists will want to do a sealant treatment on your teeth, as that can help with some of the sensitivity.

You should also use a sensitivity toothpaste while you are getting these pains, as that can help to cover the nerve endings that are screaming when you eat or drink. You can add a sensitive teeth mouthwash into the mix and get another layer of protection against the pain.

Contact our office as soon as you can go in and see them. They will want to examine your smile and figure out the cause. Then, they can discuss your treatment options with you and you two can formulate a plan as to how to proceed.

Don't live your life in misery or go without all forms of sweet treats. Enjoy sweets now and again, just make sure you brush properly about an hour after you eat!

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