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Are you going to ever experience tooth sensitivity? Are you likely to? Knowing the signs can be half the battle, so we’ve amassed this information on tooth sensitivity causes and risk factors for your educational benefit. We hope you enjoy it.

When your pearly white’s roots are exposed due to receding gum lines prevalent in periodontal disease or decreased enamel and cementum tooth layers, you’ll be at an amplified risk for tooth sensitivity. Exposure of the dentin layers will also make your pearly whites extra vulnerable to pain from sensitivity, so keep the outer layer of your teeth (the enamel) solid by brushing two times per day. If you have undergone an oral bleaching process, it could also be instigating your discomfort.

There are some risk factors for tooth sensitivity you should know about. While all ages can be affected, those most at risk for tooth sensitivity are aged 20-50. Between males and females, females are extra likely to be affected. Those with significant gum recession (typically a result of gum disease) are extra prone to be affected, as are those who don’t practice strong oral hygiene habits.

Center Line, Michigan, residents can plan a visit with Dr. Jack Schwarcz by dialing 586-757-5454 and speaking with the Eastside Periodontics staff.