Causes de la sensibilité dentaire
Consumption of acidic or sugary foods or beverages causes a chemical process that demineralizes tooth structure, resulting in sensitivity.
- Gum disease, or gingivitis/periodontitis, often causes the gums to recede, exposing the root of the tooth and making it sensitive.
- Gastroesophageal disorders (gastric reflux, vomiting, etc.) can cause dental erosion and have an effect on the teeth comparable to the consumption of acidic foods and beverages
- Excessive brushing, too vigorously or with a toothbrush with stiff bristles, wears down the enamel prematurely and damages the gums, eventually exposing the dentin.
- Teeth grinding, or bruxism, causes great trauma to the teeth, making them sensitive, especially upon awakening.
- Teeth whitening causes sensitivity, but it is reversible.
However, dental pain can have other causes:
- A cavity or broken tooth
- A mouth infection
- A sinus or ear infection
- Old faulty fillings…