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Did you know, by identifying the causes of your sensitive teeth, you are taking the first step to overcoming it? To help you what could be causing your sensitive teeth, our dentist, Dr. Tom G. Schleicher with Thomas G. Schleicher, DDS PLC in Colonial Heights, Virginia, is here to give you some necessary information about traditional causes that could be triggering it.

If you have any cracked or fractured teeth, this can be the trigger for your sensitive teeth. Cavities are another option as to why your teeth are giving you troubles. Tooth decay eats away the enamel of your teeth, exposing the nerves of the teeth and could be causing you pain.

Did you know, one of the most common reasons for sensitive teeth includes brushing too forcefully? If you brush hard with tough bristles on the toothbrush, then you could be scratching away your tooth enamel. Thin tooth enamel can lead to painful sensitivity. Another reason to consider could be poor oral hygiene. If you do not brush and floss each and every day, you are leaving your teeth exposed to bacteria and plaque that eat away at your oral health.

If you would like to learn more about your sensitive teeth, then please call us today at 804-526-0231 to make an appointment. Our dental team is happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have pertaining to your oral care.