Cavities, Brittle And Sensitive?

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Teeth normally have a protective barrier on the outside of the tooth called tooth enamel. This enamel is a very hard layer which has a function to protect the layer of the teeth inside from food damage and plaque buildup. This enamel also has the function of protecting the tooth nerves (which are located in the innermost part of the tooth or tooth pulp) from being exposed to temperatures that are too hot or too cold from the food or drink you eat. Teeth can become more sensitive due to many factors. The following are some of them:

There is thinning of the enamel layer, for example due to frequent brushing too hard, using a toothbrush that is too hard, often grinding your teeth, often consuming acidic foods or drinks. There is a thinning of the gums causing the roots of the teeth to be more exposed to holes in the teeth, broken teeth, or cracked teeth.

If you have a hole in your tooth or a broken tooth, then it is most likely that your sensitive teeth are caused by these two things. We recommend that you immediately go to the dentist for further evaluation and treatment. Tooth cavities should be filled immediately and broken and brittle teeth should be repaired immediately. If it is too fragile to repair, the dentist may also recommend tooth extraction and denture fitting.

If you do not make improvements to the condition of your teeth, the toothache is likely to continue. Immediate handling of cavities and broken teeth is very important to do immediately to prevent further damage to the teeth.

For the time being, avoid eating foods that are too hard, too hot, too cold, too sour, and too sweet. Brush your teeth using a softer toothbrush and brush your teeth 2 times a day according to the doctor's recommendation. You can also use toothpaste that is specially formulated for sensitive teeth. If you have the ability to grind your teeth, stop the habit immediately. If you clench your teeth unconsciously while you are sleeping, consult your dentist so that he can be given a protective tooth that you can use while you sleep.

Here is an article about sensitive teeth that you can read

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