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    Learn What Causes Sensitive Teeth

    Tooth decay is a cause of sensitive teeth. Tooth decay exposes the tooth to irritants such as hot and cold conditions.

    Key takeaways:

    • Using too much mouthwash could be a problem leading to a sore mouth or worsening of already sensitive teeth.
    • Acidic foods such as citrus fruits and tomatoes as well as acidic drinks will cause erosion of tooth enamel.
    • Receding gums such as in periodontal disease may expose tooth pulp leading to sensitive teeth.

    If you brush too hard or don’t use a soft brush, your gums can pull away from tooth roots. This can also wear away your enamel and expose dentin (yellow). Holes in the dentin are the tiny tubes (blue) that allow hot, cold, and sweet foods to affect tooth nerves. Ouch!

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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.